Chiropterophily - cross-pollination, Biology

Chiropterophily - Cross-pollination

Pollination brought about by bats is called cheiropterophily. Bats which feed at night and do not see very well, are frequent pollinators in the tropics. Bat-pollinated flowers have dusky, dull-colored petals. The flowers of these plants produce a strong scent, usually of fermented fruit. Bats are attracted to the flowers by the scent and they lap up the nectar. As they move from flower to flower, pollen is transferred. To facilitate the visit of bats, the flowers in chiropterophilous plants are borne singly or in clusters quite away from the branches and foliage. A bat clasps the flower with its claws and during nectar lapping its back becomes dusted with pollen grains. Examples pollinated by bats include the sausage tree (Kigelia pinnata), Baobab tree (Adansonia digitata).

Posted Date: 1/23/2013 2:43:14 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Chiropterophily - cross-pollination, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Chiropterophily - cross-pollination, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Chiropterophily - cross-pollination Discussions

Write discussion on Chiropterophily - cross-pollination
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Non-Ketotic Hyperosmolar Diabetic Coma (NKHDC) is another acute complication of diabetes mellitus. In this condition, the coma (loss of consciousness) is developed due to high blo

tell me the general characters of monopisthocotylea

What are some examples of interspecific competition? Examples of interspecific competition are: the dispute between vultures, worms, flies and microorganisms for carrion and th

What is the difference between monosaccharides and disaccharides? What are some examples of disaccharides and of monosaccharides that form them? Monosaccharides are simple mole

Q. What are the modes of transmission, main signs and symptoms and treatments of hepatitis A? The Hepatitis A is an acute disease of low mortality caused by the hepatitis A vir

Stratification - Aquatic ecosystems Aquatic ecosystems also exhibit marked stratification. In lake and ocean ecosystems light penetration, temperature and availability of oxyg

Colibacillosis of newborn animals This is the commonest disease entity of newborn farm animals. In calves the diseaseĀ  occurs in three forms, viz. enteric colibacillosis manif

Q. What is the difference between spermatocyte I and spermatogonium? The male germ cells are the spermatogonia (diploid cells, 2n) situated in the testicles and they mature an

Explain Some food applications of pectin As with other viscous polyanions such as carrageenan, pectin may be protective towards milk casein colloids, enhancing the properties (

In a red blood cell, which of the following will lead to a reduction in the percentage of hemoglobin that has oxygen bound to it? A. A decrease in the amount of HbRH (Hemoglobi