Role of insects in the pollination of Acacia nigrescens (Fabaceae)

Show simple item record Fleming, Patricia A. Hofmeyr, S.D. Nicolson, Sue W. 2007-08-30T05:57:43Z 2007-08-30T05:57:43Z 2007-01
dc.description.abstract We examined pollination biology of Acacia nigrescens Oliver, flowering at the end of the dry season in Kruger National Park, South Africa. A. nigrescens produces small quantities of concentrated nectar, and has abundant pollen resources available to potential pollinators. We recorded large numbers of insect visitors and most fruit set on the tops of trees, beyond the reach of ungulate browsers such as giraffes (which consume a substantial proportion of A. nigrescens flowers). Wasps, flies and solitary bees were the most numerous visitors and are likely to play a significant role in pollination. en
dc.description.sponsorship SH and PF were supported by the University of Pretoria and the National Research Foundation (NRF South Africa), and the project was funded through the NRF. en
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dc.identifier.citation Fleming, PA, Hofmeyr, SD & Nicolson, SW 2007. ‘Role of insects in the pollination of Acacia nigrescens (Fabaceae)’, South African Journal of Botany, vol. 73, issue 1, pp. 49-55 [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0254-6299
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.sajb.2006.06.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights Elsevier en
dc.subject Fabaceae en
dc.subject Pollination ecology en
dc.subject.lcsh Acacia nigrensis
dc.subject.lcsh Pollination by insects
dc.subject.lcsh Kruger National Park (South Africa)
dc.subject.lcsh Mimosaceae
dc.title Role of insects in the pollination of Acacia nigrescens (Fabaceae) en
dc.type Postprint Article en

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