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Oil Flowers and Oil-collecting Bees   [Series Title]

Malpighiaceae and their Pollinators   [Title Translation]
Malpighiaceen und ihre Bestäuber   [Other Title]
Ölblumen und ölsammelnde Bienen   [Series Title]
Year of origin: 1992
Genre: Documentary Film
Locations of shooting: n/a

Credits
Author: Stefan Vogel
Sound mixer: Klaus Kemner
Producer: Trude Hard, Walter Stickan
First released by: IWF (Göttingen)
Distributor: IWF (Göttingen)
Production company: IWF (Göttingen)
Editing: Abbas Yousefpour, Kuno Lechner
Photography: Kuno Lechner


Keywords: Biene, Blütenökologie, Centridini, Koevolution, Malpighiaceen, Ölblume, Pflanze-Tier-Interaktion, Pflanzeninhaltsstoffe, Symbiose, coevolution, plant ingredients, plant-animal interaction, pollination, symbiosis
Close interrelations between plants and animals have developed during evolution. In Brazil one can find an extremely fascinating symbiosis: some flowering plants don't offer nectar or pollen, but a fatty oil. These flowers are called "oil flowers". The film shows the tight link between bees (Centridini) and their host plants (Malpighiaceae) in their natural habitat. By means of macrography and slow-motion all phases of the bees' complex collecting behaviour are documented, including microscopic shots of the bees' legs and their larvae. The flower structure is explained in detail. The film exemplarily introduces the basic mechanisms of a plant-animal interaction and the close connection between form and function in an ecosystem.

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Duration: 18 min

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