Dieringer, Gregg; Ramamoorthy, T. P.; Lezama, Pedro Tenorio
March 1991
Acta Botanica Mexicana;mar1991, Issue 13, p75
Academic Journal
A field survey in southwestern Mexico was undertaken to locate and identify sympatrically flowering populations of Salvia and to characterize their visiting bee faunas. Twenty nine species of Salvia were observed and 33 species of bees collected. The most common bee visitors were Bombus species comprising 66% of the bee species collected. Of the 36 localities visited, 42% had sympatric, concurrently flowering Salvia species. As many as five flowering Salvia species may co-occur and share pollinating visits from the same bee species. Potential interactions between Salvia species and their pollinating bees are discussed.


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