Nectar Secretion of the Tuliptree or Yellow Poplar

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Abstract:

Because of the large amount of nectar flow observed from the tuliptree (Lirodendron tulipifera), an experiment was undertaken to determine the quantity of nectar secreted per blossom and the sugar content of this nectar. The average weight of nectar secreted by one flower was 1.6417 grams. The average sugar content of nectar from freshly opened blossoms was 16.7 per cent. After the flower was open the concentration of the nectar increased until on the second day it reached 35.9 per cent". The tree under observation was calculated to yield sufficient nectar to produce 2.16 pounds of honey.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1933

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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