Insect Pollination of Some Malaysian Fruit Trees with Special Reference to the Honeybee, Apis Cerana

Chum Guan, Azhar Phoon (1984) Insect Pollination of Some Malaysian Fruit Trees with Special Reference to the Honeybee, Apis Cerana. PhD thesis, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.

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The pollinationbi ollgyoff our common species of Malaysian fruit trees,namely the mango (Mangifera indica),the cashew (Anacardiumocc identale), the carambola (Averrhoa carambola)and the rambutan (Nepheliumlappaceum) was studied. The mango is and romnoeciousand was found to be self-compatible. Inter varietal cross -polinationusing the Malgoa variety as a pollinizer was suitable and this could be effected by Lucili asp. The cashew is also andromonoecious and is pollinated by three species of bombylid flies (viz. Ligyra sphinx, Exhyalanthrax absalon. Villa sp.) which are specially adapted to the cashew flower.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Subject:Pollination by insects - Malaysia.
Subject:Fruit - Diseases and pests - Malaysia.
Chairman Supervisor:Ariffin bin suhaimi,PhD
Call Number:FSAS 1984 2
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Environmental Studies
ID Code:8551
Deposited By: Nurul Hayatie Hashim
Deposited On:01 Dec 2010 07:14
Last Modified:13 Aug 2012 03:54

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