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nectariferous Line breaks: nec¦tar|if¦er¦ous
Pronunciation: /ˌnɛktəˈrɪf(ə)rəs/

Definition of nectariferous in English:


(Of a flower) producing nectar.
Example sentences
  • The declining flowering phase of B. monosperma coincided with the peak flowering phase of Erythrina indica, another nectariferous tree with bright scarlet flowers that attract birds.
  • Neiland and Wilcock indicated that nectariferous orchids are more successful in setting fruit than nectarless species.
  • Although these four orchids are scented and nectariferous, natural fruit-set was low in the wild, particularly in E. mucronata and E. aestivalis.
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