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Hamelia patens (Rubiaceae) accelerates fruit maturation rate in response to increased fruit removal
Author(s): J. G. Zurovchak
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Phenology, Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),
AbstractDescribes the phenology of fruit ripening in Hamelia patens in Costa Rica. Specifically, the article tests whether removing fruits during the late dry season increases ripening or maturation rate. This information could be useful for timing seed collection of this species.
Suggested CitationJ. G. Zurovchak. "Hamelia patens (Rubiaceae) accelerates fruit maturation rate in response to increased fruit removal." Biotropica 29.2 (1997): 229-231.