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Pollen analysis of Atlantic forest honey from the Vale do Ribeira Region, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Author(s):
Bosco, Laura Benitez [1] ; Pinto da Luz, Cynthia Fernandes [1]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Secretaria Meio Ambiente Sao Paulo, Inst Bot, Nucleo Pesquisa Palinol, Ave Miguel Stefano 3687, BR-04301902 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: GRANA; v. 57, n. 1-2, p. 144-157, 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

The pollen contents of 34 Apis mellifera honey samples from the Quilombola Community of Porto Velho (Vale do Ribeira, state of SAo Paulo, Brazil) were studied in order to identify their botanical and geographical origin. A total number of 114 pollen types distributed in 43 families were identified. Fabaceae pollen types were the most diverse (20). Dominant pollen was observed in 27 samples. The dominant type Piper was found in 21 samples and Zanthoxylum, Mikania cordifolia, Cupania oblongifolia, Cecropia, Attalea and Poaceae only in one sample. The quantitative analysis revealed a predominance of very-high pollen concentrations in the samples (Category IV, 35.3%). A second frequency of occurrence analysis revealed 67 pollen types from 26 botanical families from nectariferous species. Fabaceae was also the family with the largest number of nectariferous pollen types (15), followed by Sapindaceae, Asteraceae (six pollen types each), and Euphorbiaceae (five types). Dominant pollen occurred in 19 samples. The main nectariferous sources of pollen in the present study were: Arecaceae (Attalea and Euterpe/Syagrus), Asteraceae (Mikania cordifolia), Fabaceae (Machaerium), Rutaceae (Zanthoxylum), and Sapindaceae (Cupania oblongifolia). The honey was classified as predominantly heterofloral (67.6%). Monofloral honey from Mikania cordifolia, Machaerium, Zanthoxylum, Cupania oblongifolia, Euterpe/Syagrus and Attalea were also identified. The geographical origin demonstrates Apis mellifera using nectariferous sources available from the Atlantic Rainforest in the south and southeast of Brazil, as well as in the brushwood, secondary forest and field plants. This is one of the first works about melissopalynology in the Vale do Ribeira Region. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/03182-2 - BOTANICAL AND FITOGEOGRAPHICAL ORIGINS OF THE HONEY AND POLLEN LOADS FROM THE PORTO VELHO'S QUILOMBOLA COMUNITY, CITY OF IPORANGA, IN VALE DO RIBEIRA (SÃO PAULO)
Grantee:Laura Benitez Bosco
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master