Pollen grains of poisonous plants

Chaubal, Pushpa D. ; Deodikar, G. B. (1963) Pollen grains of poisonous plants Grana, 4 (3). pp. 393-397. ISSN 0017-3134

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Nectars and pollen grains of poisonous plants contain various toxic ingredients. Bees generally do not visit these plants as long as there is a good supply of nectar and pollen from their usual forage plants. But every locality has a floral gap during the seasonal cycles when there is an acute shortage of normal nectars and pollcn grains. If a colony has not stored adequate food reserves to tide it over such adverse periods, starvation impels them to forage even on unpalatable poisonous plants.

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