Seasonality in the reproductive phenology ofFicus: Its evolution and consequences

  title={Seasonality in the reproductive phenology ofFicus: Its evolution and consequences},
  author={Finn Kjellberg and Sandrine Maurice},
Ficus can only reproduce if they are pollinated by mutualistic wasps that breed within the figs. Pollen-loaded wasps enter the figs when the female flowers are receptive. Several weeks later, their offspring load pollen within the fig and then emerge. As individual trees typically produce crops of synchronous figs at long intervals, the shortlived wasps have to move to another, receptive, tree. The wasp population can only survive, and hence the fig population reproduce, if there are trees… CONTINUE READING
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