Bee ~ Stopping to smell the Rose by Kimberly Chadwick
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12-07-10

Tucson, Arizona
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Pollination

Pollination is the process by which pollen is transferred in plants, thereby enabling fertilization and sexual reproduction. Pollen grains, which contain the male gametes (sperm) to where the female gamete(s) are contained within the carpel;1 in gymnosperms the pollen is directly applied to the ovule itself. The receptive part of the carpel is called a stigma in the flowers of angiosperms. The receptive part of the gymnosperm ovule is called the micropyle. Pollination is a necessary step in the reproduction of flowering plants, resulting in the production of offspring that are genetically diverse.

The study of pollination brings together many disciplines, such as botany, horticulture, entomology, and ecology. The pollination process as an interaction between flower and vector was first addressed in the 18th century by Christian Konrad Sprengel. It is important in horticulture and agriculture, because fruiting is dependent on fertilisation, which is the end result of pollination

BIOTIC Pollination
More commonly, the process of pollination requires pollinators: organisms that carry or move the pollen grains from the anther to the receptive part of the carpel or pistil. This is biotic pollination. The various flower traits (and combinations thereof) that differentially attract one type of pollinator or another are known as pollination syndromes.

There are roughly 200,000 varieties of animal pollinators in the wild, most of which are insects.2 Entomophily, pollination by insects, often occurs on plants that have developed colored petals and a strong scent to attract insects such as, bees, wasps and occasionally ants (Hymenoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera), and flies (Diptera). In Zoophily, pollination is done by vertebrates such as birds and bats, particularly, hummingbirds, sunbirds, spiderhunters, honeyeaters, and fruit bats. Plants adapted to using bats or moths as pollinators typically have white petals and a strong scent, while plants that use birds as pollinators tend to develop red petals and rarely develop a scent (few birds have a sense of smell).

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Comments

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Kimberly:)

  • Thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Drew28
    Drew28almost 4 years ago

    amazing macro so well done !!

  • I thank you very much Andrew, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    Very wise bee. Good job.

  • Lol, I agree….Thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 4 years ago

    Beautifully done!

  • Thank you so very much!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsalmost 4 years ago

  • Oh, honey, thank you! This is a first for me in this group! I am honored to be chosen, thank you again!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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