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Insect pollination of Carex (Cyperaceae) from Yunnan, SW China

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:Yano, O., Fuse, S., Fujik, T., Tamura, M. N., Yago, M., Sueyoshi, M., Yang, Y. P., Ikeda H.
Journal:Journal of Japanese Botany

Insect pollination is reported for Carex continua C. B. Clarke and C. scaposa C. B. Clarke from Yunnan Province, SW China. We observed that a honeybee, Apis cerana heimifeng Engel, made frequent visits to the inflorescences and collected pollen grains from C. continua and C. scaposa, respectively. This suggests that honeybees may play an important role in the pollination of C. continua and C. scaposa. This is the first record of insect pollination in these two species.

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