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Technique for washing nectar from the flowers of Tasmanian leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida Eucryphiaceae)


Mallick, SA, Technique for washing nectar from the flowers of Tasmanian leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida Eucryphiaceae), Austral Ecology, 25, (2) pp. 210-212. ISSN 1442-9985 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1442-9993.2000.01010.x


The technique for extracting floral nectar using micropipettes is often unsuited to flowers where nectar is produced in very small volumes and/or where nectar is highly viscous. An alternative technique for washing the viscous nectar from the flowers of Tasmanian leatherwood, Eucryphia lucida (Labill.) is described. Here, two washes with a known volume of distilled water removed 95% of total floral sugar. Using such a washing technique on exposed and bagged E. lucida flowers provided information on nectar production in this species that could not have been obtained using a standard micropipette extraction method.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Other environmental sciences
Research Field:Other environmental sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Mallick, SA (Mr Stephen Mallick)
ID Code:20176
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-04

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