Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Pollination Requirements and the Foraging Behavior of Potential Pollinators of Cultivated Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa Bonpl.) Trees in Central Amazon Rainforest

Table 1

Initial fruit set of Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) flowers submitted to five pollination treatments: open pollination, bagged with muslin bags, hand cross-pollination, hand self-pollination, and geitonogamy. Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Brazil, 2007.

TreatmentsnFruit set (number)Fruit set (%)

Free pollination65520
Pollinator exclusion32600
Hand cross-pollination15929
Hand self-pollination9800
Geitonogamy783

*Values followed by the same letters are not significantly different ( ; Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA).

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