Which one of the following statements is not true ?

  • Option 1)

    The flowers pollinated by flies and bats secrete foul odour to attract them

  • Option 2)

    Honey is made by bees by digesting pollen collected from flowers

  • Option 3)

    Pollen grains are rich in nutrients, and they are used in the form of tablets and syrups

  • Option 4)

    Pollen grains of some plants cause severe allergies and bronchial afflictions in some people

 

Answers (1)

As discussed in

Animals as Pollinating Agents -

Bees, butterflies, flies, beetles, wasps, ants, moths, birds (sunbirds and hummingbirds) and bats are the common pollinating agents.

 

- wherein

Majority of insect-pollinated flowers are large, colourful, fragrant and rich in nectar. When the flowers are small, a number of flowers are clustered into an inflorescence to make them conspicuous. Animals are attracted to flowers by colour and/or fragrance.

 

 Honey is the nectar collected from flowers.

 


Option 1)

The flowers pollinated by flies and bats secrete foul odour to attract them

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

Honey is made by bees by digesting pollen collected from flowers

This option is correct.

Option 3)

Pollen grains are rich in nutrients, and they are used in the form of tablets and syrups

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

Pollen grains of some plants cause severe allergies and bronchial afflictions in some people

This option is incorrect.

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