The share of nectariferous and polleniferous taxons in chosen patches of thermophilous grasslands of the Lublin Upland

Małgorzata Wrzesień, Bożena Denisow
2012 Acta Agrobotanica  
The estimation of participation and density of forage species in several xerothermic communities of the Lublin Upland were carried out in 2004 and 2005. Most plants species visited by bees are grouped in plots of the <i>Brachypodio</i>-<i>Teucrietum</i> and the <i>Adonido</i>-<i>Brachypodietum pinnati</i> communities. The nectariferous and polleniferous taxons are mostly perennials predominated by hemicryptophytes (79%), others are terophytes and geophytes (21%). Successive blooming of the
more » ... looming of the nectariferous and polleniferous species in both associations ensures unbroken food flow from the early spring until the late summer and early autumn. Xerothermic swards make a valuable food potential to be important for the <i>Apoidea</i> before and after blooming of the main forage cultivated crops.
doi:10.5586/aa.2006.021 fatcat:v6qidnv3mjasno67yofbzdt2fe