The potential significance of nectar-feeding bats as pollinators in mangrove habitats of Peninsular Malaysia

Nor Zalipah Mohamed, Mohd Sah Shahrul Anuar, Gareth Jones

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Abstract

We tested the hypothesis that bats are effective pollinators of mangroves in Malaysia. Bats (Eonycteris spelaea) visited flowers of two Sonneratia species frequently, and deposited large quantities of conspecific pollen grains on stigmas. The bats are likely to be important pollinators of the two mangrove species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalBiotropica
Volume48
Issue number4
Early online date23 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Keywords

  • conspecific pollen grains
  • E. spelaea
  • pollen load
  • pollinator effectiveness
  • Sonneratia

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