Pollination ecology of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) in the Western Ghats, India

Sinu, Palatty Allesh ; Shivanna, K. R. (2007) Pollination ecology of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) in the Western Ghats, India Journal of Tropical Ecology, 23 (4). pp. 493-496. ISSN 0266-4674

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Abstract

Heterogeneous agroforestry systems play an important role in maintaining animal pollinator diversity (Klein et al. 2003, Perfecto et al. 1996), most likely by extending floral resources in lean periods. An understanding of the mutualistic relationship between flower-visiting insects and crop species in such agroforestry systems (Kearns et al. 1998), particularly on the diversity of pollinator species, their spatio-temporal variations, foraging behaviour (Cunningham 2000, Greenleaf & Kremen 2006, Klein et al. 2003) and their pollination efficiency (Motten et al. 1981), is important as they are some of the crucial biological predictors of pollination success.

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Keywords:Apis cerena; Pollination Efficiency; Stingless Bees; Trigona iridipennis; Zingiberaceae
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