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The growth and phenology of Metrosideros in Hawaii

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Title: The growth and phenology of Metrosideros in Hawaii
Authors: Porter, John R.
Keywords: Phenology
LC Subject Headings: Metrosideros -- Hawaii.
Issue Date: Aug 1973
Publisher: Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program
Citation: Porter JR. 1973. The growth and phenology of Metrosideros in Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program. International Biological Program Technical Report, 27.
Series/Report no.: International Biological Program Technical Report
Abstract: The growth and phenology of three principal varieties of Hawaiian Metrosideros were examined. All varieties have an annual flowering cycle extending over several months, usually peaking in spring or summer. The peaks of different sympatric varieties are distinct from each other. The adaptive value of periodicity in flowering may relate to reproductive isolation of different potentially cross-breeding varieties. Fruit development lasts up to one year with dehiscence of capsules occurring in the winter. Vegetative flushing of individual branches occurs twice per year in two varieties and once per year in another but is often multiphasic within a tree. A peak flushing precedes peak flowering, and subsequent flowering peaks may coincide with more flushing, if any. The growth of the trunk is continuous on all sites and is not correlated with the phenology of the tree or rainfall pattern.
Description: Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in.
Pages/Duration: 62 pages
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections:International Biological Program Technical Reports (1970-1975)

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