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Begonia satrapis was studied for its pollination aspects at Sumbuk, Sikkim, India. The floral details and the foraging behaviour of insects visiting the flowers were examined to define the pollination syndrome and its functionality for the success of sexual reproduction in this species. The flowers do not produce nectar and offer only pollen as floral reward to foraging insects. Therefore, male flowers were foraged more for its pollen than the female flowers. There was a significant difference in the visit to male and female flowers by both Apis florea and Bombus breviceps, respectively. The bees spent more time on male flowers than on female flowers. The bees appear to rely on visual stimuli to visit male and female flowers. The plant produces abundant fruit and seed set in both hand and open-pollinations indicating that it is facultatively xenogamous. The female flowers lacking any reward resemble male flowers and in effect are pollinated by deceit.
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