Pollination - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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A Commissaris's long-tongued bat (Glossophaga commissarisi) is just arriving at a sea bean flower. The sea bean (Mucuna holtonii), is a legume that grows along streams, rivers and other rain forest edges from southern Mexico and Belize throughout Central America. It is highly specialized for exclusive bat pollination. , ensuring improved pollination. Pollination

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