Effectiveness of buzz pollination in Pedicularis chamissonis: significance of multiple visits by bumblebees

@article{Kawai2008EffectivenessOB,
  title={Effectiveness of buzz pollination in Pedicularis chamissonis: significance of multiple visits by bumblebees},
  author={Yuka Kawai and Gaku Kudo},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={215-223}
}
Pollination success of plants is highly susceptible to the frequency of visits and foraging behavior of pollinators. Pollination of the nectarless flowers of Pedicularis species depends on bumblebee workers collecting pollen by vibrating the anthers (buzz pollination). However, little is known about the efficiency of the pollination system. Foraging behavior, pollen removal from anthers and pollen deposition on stigmas of P. chamissonis were studied to assess the effectiveness of buzz… CONTINUE READING