Seasonal variation in daily insolation induces synchronous bud break and flowering in the tropics

Abstract

In many temperate plants seasonal variation in day length induces flowering at species-specific times each year. Here we report synchronous bud break and flowering of tropical perennials that cannot be explained by seasonal changes in day length. We recorded flushing and flowering of more than 100 tropical trees, succulents and understory herbs over several… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00468-010-0456-3

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