Plants for Bees: Gymnopodium floribundum: a major honey plant for beekeepers in Yucatan, Mexico

publication date: Jan 15, 2010
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Bee World Vol.80 (3) 1999 pp.145-147
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Article TitlePlants for bees: Gymnopodium floribundum: a major honey plant for beekeepers in Yucatan, Mexico
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Eusebiovicario Mejía And Carlos M Echazarreta

Abstract

Gymnopodium floribundum is a shrub or small tree, 2-7 m tall, belonging to the Polygonaceae family. Its dark brown bark has cracks all over and it peels off easly. Branches are numerous and fragile. Leaves on very short petioles are alternated, simple and fasiculated, glossy, light green, mostly 2-3.5 cm long, glabrous or with a few hairs along the veins.

KeywordsGymnopodium floribundum, Yuatan, Mexico
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