The flowering periods of Leguminosae in the Yucatan peninsula in relation to honey flows

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 29 (2) pp. 82-88
Date
June 1990
Article Title

The flowering periods of Leguminosae in the Uucatan peninsula in relation to honey flows

Author(s)

Jose Salvador Flores

Abstract

The Yucatan flowering periods of 176 species of legume have been determined from samples taken throughout the year at 15 sites across the peninsula. They comprised 67 trees, 19 shrubs, 60 herbs and 30 creepers. Blooming of 3 species, Tajonal (Viguiera dentata) , Tzitzilche (Gymnopodium floribundum), and Xtabentun (Turbina corymbosa) occurred in phase with 5 principal honey harvests in 1 year. The flowering of the less-studied species is discussed in relation to honey flows and regional climate.

Keywords

Leguminosae, Yucatan Peninsula, Honey flows

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