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Pollen resources used by Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides Lepeletier in an urban forest in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil

Alex da Silva de Freitas, Bart Vanderborght and Ortrud Monika Barth
Pollen resources used by Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides Lepeletier in an urban forest in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil
Palynology (July 2018) 42 (3): 392-399

Abstract

Pollen loads collected by Melipona quadrifasciataanthidioides were examined in order to detect the botanical origin of pollen and to recognise the pollination action of these bees in an urban Atlantic secondary forest. Pollen analysis followed standard methodology and without the use of acetolysis. The results revealed a great contribution of monofloral (more than 90% of a single pollen type or more than 60% if no accessory pollen was present). Quantitatively, Myrtaceae pollen samples followed Melastomataceae ones. Bifloral or heterofloral samples combine several pollen types. Besides Myrcia and Eucalyptus, the most frequent pollen types were Solanum, Mimosacaesalpiniifolia and Alchornea. The current study was related to the apiaries' surrounding vegetation and reflected both the resources available and the preference for native plant species by the bees. Furthermore, these results are relevant to the management of primary and secondary forests in order to preserve the environments.


ISSN: 0191-6122
EISSN: 1558-9188
Serial Title: Palynology
Serial Volume: 42
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Pollen resources used by Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides Lepeletier in an urban forest in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil
Affiliation: Universidade Federal Fluminense, Instituto de Geociencias, Niteroi, Brazil
Pages: 392-399
Published: 201807
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Dallas, TX, United States
References: 46
Accession Number: 2018-082126
Categories: General paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, sketch maps
S22°58'60" - S22°56'60", W43°17'60" - W43°16'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Associacao de Meliponicultores do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, BRA, BrazilUniversidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRA, Brazil
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 2018
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