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dc.creatorRocha, Oscar J.
dc.creatorVílchez Alvarado, Braulio
dc.creatorAraya Anchetta, Ana L.
dc.date2006-06-02
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-03T15:30:27Z
dc.date.available2016-05-03T15:30:27Z
dc.identifierhttp://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/3092
dc.identifier10.15517/rbt.v54i4.3092
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/26854
dc.descriptionThe existence of mast fruiting has not been well documented in the Neotropics. The occurrence of a mast fruiting episode in the population of the tree Peltogyne purpurea in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica is described. In February and March of 2000 most of the trees of this species produced a large fruit crop, compared with 1995-1999, when the number of fruit producing trees was very low or zero and those that did bear fruit, did so at a low intensity. In contrast, the fruit crop of 2000 was massive, all trees examined produced fruits and the intensity of fruiting was maximal. There is not enough information on the event for a hypothesis to be formed because the climatic or biological cues that triggered this sporadic flowering are unknown and there is no meteorological data available for this area. Populations with this mode of reproduction may experience local extinction bacause of logging operations.en-US
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherUniversidad de Costa Ricaen-US
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2014 International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservationen-US
dc.sourceRevista de Biología Tropical/International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation; Vol. 54 (4) December 2006en-US
dc.sourceRevista de Biología Tropical/International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation; Vol. 54 (4) December 2006es-ES
dc.sourceRevista Biología Tropical; Vol. 54 (4) December 2006pt-PT
dc.source2215-2075
dc.source0034-7744
dc.source10.15517/rbt.v54i4
dc.titleA mast fruiting episode of the tropical tree Peltogyne purpurea (Caesalpinaceae) in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Ricaen-US
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