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Facultative ripening in Hamelia patens (Rubiaceae): effects of fruit removal and rotting
Author(s): D. J. Levey
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Seed collecting,Wildlife,Seed increase
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),
AbstractInvestigates the effects of fruit removal on fruit ripening of Hamelia patens in Costa Rica. Removing fruits resulted in higher ripening rates. This response allows Hamelia patens to produce more ripe fruit when dispersers are present but conserve resources when dispersers are absent.
Suggested CitationD. J. Levey. "Facultative ripening in Hamelia patens (Rubiaceae): effects of fruit removal and rotting." Oecologia 74.2 (1987): 203-208.