ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 52 Number 4
Research Papers
Pollination of Capsicum frutescens L., Capsicum annuum L. and Solanum melongena L. (Solanaceae) in Jamaica
J.B. Free
Evidence was obtained that the fruit set and flower production by plants of Capsicum frutescens, Capsicum annuum and Solanum melongena are, to a large extent, determined by the amount of fruit developing on them. Set occurred by auto self-pollination and external agents did not appear to increase it greatly. The bee, Exomolopsis putchella, visited flowers of all the species and was responsible for any cross-pollination that occurred.