Journal of Plantation Crops
Being heavy and sticky, the tea pollen is not wind borne. Under north-east Indian conditions, pollination is mostly carried out by small flies, but the insect populations around the flowering trees are generally inadequate co bring about large scale pollination. The observations indicate that the tea seed orchards need not be isolated in remote places, as insects with a long flying range, like bees and wasps, are not very common around the seed trees.
Bezbaruah, H. P., "Pollination in Tea [Camellia Sinensis (L) O. Kuntze] in North-East India" (1974). Ba. Paper 146.
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