Journal article

The influence of fruit and bud volumes on eucalypt flowering - An exploratory analysis

MR Keatley, IL Hudson

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY | C S I R O PUBLICATIONS | Published : 1998

Abstract

The appearance of buds and development of fruits in 51 species of Eucalyptus L'Her. were examined to determine whether bud and fruit volume had an influence on flowering. These variables exert an influence on eucalypt flowering as individuals and as members within an umbel. Flowering earlier in the growing season is characteristic of species with large, individual bud and fruit volume and those that have a large umbel volume. The number of buds and fruits in an umbel is influenced by volume of the individuals. Development time of buds was longer in umbels which had a larger total volume. Bud and fruit umbel volume was positively correlated with the timing of bud appearance as was seed maturi..

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