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RESEARCH LITERATURE

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Hamelia patens (Rubiaceae) accelerates fruit maturation rate in response to increased fruit removal

Author(s): J. G. Zurovchak

Month: Jun
Year: 1997

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Biotropica
Volume: 29
Issue: 2
Pages: 229-231

Article Topic(s): Phenology, Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),

Abstract

Describes 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 Citation

J. G. Zurovchak. "Hamelia patens (Rubiaceae) accelerates fruit maturation rate in response to increased fruit removal." Biotropica 29.2 (1997): 229-231.

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