Pollination Syndromes - Beetle
Beetle pollination (cantharophily)
Beetle-pollinated flowers are usually large, greenish or off-white in color and heavily scented. Scents may be spicy, fruity, or similar to decaying organic material. Most beetle-pollinated flowers are flattened or dish shaped, with pollen easily accessible, although they may include traps to keep the beetle longer. Beetles may be particularly important in semi-desert areas, like South Africa and southern California.
data regenerated on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:02:42 -0400