The flowering periods of Leguminosae in the Uucatan peninsula in relation to honey flows
Jose Salvador Flores
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.