Fenología reproductiva de Pouteria splendens (Sapotaceae)

Translated title of the contribution: Reproductive phenology of Pouteria splendens (Sapotaceae)

Carolina A. Henríquez, Gastón J. Sotes, Ramiro O. Bustamante

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Pouteria splendens (A.DC.) Kuntze (lúcumo silvestre, palo colorado) is an endemic and in dangered tree from Central Chile. It´s the only member of the Sapotaceae family in the country and little is known about his life cycle. We studied the reproductive phenology during Spring and Summer, from September 2007 to April 2008, on the biggest remained population of P. splendens, located in Los Molles (V Región Valparaíso). We recorded an increase in the production of flower buds, flowers and fruits from September to February, decaying in March. According with other species from Mediterranean environments, the peak of flower buds, flowers and fruits was recorded during Summer, in February. We also detected a high synchrony in the phenology among the individuals within the population.

Translated title of the contributionReproductive phenology of Pouteria splendens (Sapotaceae)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalGayana - Botanica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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