Factors affecting reproductive behaviour in the New Zealand nikau palm, Rhopalostylis sapida Wendl. et Drude

@inproceedings{Enright1992FactorsAR,
  title={Factors affecting reproductive behaviour in the New Zealand nikau palm, Rhopalostylis sapida Wendl. et Drude},
  author={Neal J. Enright},
  year={1992}
}
Abstract Inflorescence and seed production was traced over seven consecutive years for the nikau palm, Rhopalostylis sapida, growing in temperate forests of northern New Zealand. Palms reach reproductive maturity when stems exceed a height of about 2.2 m, have about 60 frond scars, and are estimated to be approximately 90 years of age. However, inflorescences on young-mature palms usually aborted, and seed set was low for palms <3 m in height. Both the frequency of fruiting and the size of… CONTINUE READING