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Phenology of Ficus spp. in a tropical dry forest, Mudumalai, south India

Suresh, H S and Sukumar, R (2018) Phenology of Ficus spp. in a tropical dry forest, Mudumalai, south India. In: JOURNAL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH, 29 (4). pp. 1129-1138.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11676-017-0513-5

Abstract

The phenology of figs (Ficus spp. Moraceae) is being monitored in the dry forests of Mudumalai, southern India and individuals belonging to the genus are marked with unique tag numbers and their vegetative and reproductive phenologies have been monitored since August 2000 on a monthly basis. The influence of abiotic factors on fig phenology and the differences between fig and non-fig phenologies are being examined. The seasonality of different phenophases of fig phenology is also being examined. The maximum intensity of leaf flush occurred in drier months. Fig and non-fig species showed significant differences with expansion and senescence phenophases of leafing. Flowering also occurred in drier months. There were significant differences between fig and non-fig species with reproductive phenophases. As with non-fig species, leafing was influenced by maximum temperatures. Both vegetative and reproductive phenophases were significantly seasonal.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belong toNORTHEAST FORESTRY UNIV, NO 26 HEXING RD, XIANGFANG DISTRICT, HARBIN, 150040, PEOPLES R CHINA
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2018 16:01
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 16:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59980

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