Ochroma lagopus


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Synonyms for Ochroma lagopus

forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood

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The present study aimed to investigate the frequency of dead insects found in the nectar of Ochroma lagopus flowers in the city of Lavras, Minas Gerais State, and the survival rate of Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758, in laboratory bioassays, when fed on the nectar of this flower, compared to bees fed on a honey-based diet.
The Partamona and Trigona genera were constant categories among the individuals collected in Ochroma lagopus flowers, in the city of Lavras, and were attracted by the great amount of nectar in these flowers.
Two tropical lowland species, Ochroma lagopus (balsa), a pioneer species with light wood and Hyeronima alchorneoides (pilon), a late-successional species with hard wood were examined.
Experiments were conducted on Ochroma lagopus (Bombacaceae) and Hyeronima alchorneoides (Euphorbiaceae) growing in plantations.
Terminalia catappa Primary-dry Bursera simaruba Ochroma lagopus Secondary-dry Trema macantra Bursera simaruba Cecropia spp.