Definition of nectariferous in English:


Syllabification: nec·tar·if·er·ous
Pronunciation: /ˌnektəˈrifərəs


  • (Of a flower) producing nectar.
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    • 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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