entomophilous


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Related to entomophilous: anemophilous, ornithophilous

entomophilous

[‚ent·ə′mäf·ə·ləs]
(ecology)
Pollinated by insects.
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Desiccation tolerance, longevity and seed-siring ability of entomophilous pollen from UK native orchid species.
terrestris by pollen analysis from the bumblebee feces showed 56 pollen grains types from 28 plant families with most of the pollens collected from the entomophilous plants (Teper
This non-ornithophilous species were further divided into mellitophilous (flowers adapted for bee pollination), sphingophilous (flowers adapted for sphingid pollination) and chiropterophilous (flowers adapted for bat pollination) species, according to the floral characteristics described by Faegri and Pijl (1980), and entomophilous, which is a species that can be pollinated by insects of two or more taxonomic groups.
It is known that in entomophilous plants for most pollination to be effective, it involves pollen transferred on the body of insects (Vaissiere et al., 1996).
A comprehensive knowledge of the breeding system of rare entomophilous plant species currently listed as Special Concern (SC) will provide conservationists with an understanding of why species are rare, and aid in developing and implementing their recovery plans should they become threatened or endangered.
The pollination modes are: An anemophilous, En entomophilous, Hi hydrophilous.
Relationship between flowering time and fruit set of the entomophilous alpine shrub, Rhododendron aureum (Ericaceae), inhabiting snow patches.
Scabiosa columbaria (small scabious, Dipsacaceae) is a gynodioecious, protandrous, entomophilous, short-lived perennial of dry calcareous grasslands.
Flowers and insects: contributions to an account of the ecological relations of the entomophilous flora and the anthophilous insect fauna of the neighborhood of Carlinville, Illinois.
However, in theory, both species are also capable of insect pollination (and may have descended from entomophilous species).