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Title: Pollen Resources Used by Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides Lepeletier in an Urban Forest in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil
Authors: Freitas, Alex da Silva de
Vanderborght, Bart
Barth, Ortrud Monika
Affilliation: Universidade Federal Fluminense. Instituto de Geociências. Niterói, RJ, Brasil / Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Departamento de Geologia, Laboratório de Palinologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Associação de Meliponicultores do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Departamento de Geologia. Laboratório de Palinologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: Pollen loads collected by Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides 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, Mimosa caesalpiniifolia 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.
Keywords: Native bee
pollen loads
pollination
Atlantic forest
Rio de Janeiro
keywords: Abelha nativa
cargas de pólen
polinização
Mata Atlântica
Rio de Janeiro
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: FREITAS, Alex da Silva de; VANDERBORGHT, Bart; BARTH, Ortrud Monika. Pollen resources used by Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides Lepeletier in an urban forest in Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil. Palinology, v.42, n.3, p.392-399, 2018.
DOI: 10.1080/01916122.2017.1363827
ISSN: 0191-6122
Copyright: restricted access
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