The pollination of Canavalia virosa by Xylocopid and Magachilid bees

C. H. Stirton
1977 Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation  
The floral morphology of Canavalia virosa (Roxb). Wight & Arn. is discussed in relation to pollination by Xylocopa flavorufa De Greer and Megachile combusta Sm. It was found that the relationship between size of flower and bee influenced the type of pollinating strategy and its success. Bees smaller than M. combusta proved ineffective pollinators.
doi:10.4102/abc.v12i2.1401 fatcat:5oocsmaytjeafpr2o4bzqisvbm