- pollinated by or having spores distributed by insects.
Origin of entomophilous
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Entomophilous, said of flowers frequented and fertilized by insects, 113.
Entomophilous: insect-loving: applied to plants especially adapted for pollination by insects.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Insect-fertilizable or Entomophilous flowers are those which are sought by insects, for pollen or for nectar, or for both.
The index references for "Anemophilous" and "Entomophilous" should probably be 115, rather than 113, but were not changed.
- (of flowering plants) pollinated by insectsCompare anemophilous
- Pollinated by insects.
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