Phenology of inflorescence development in pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa, Myrtaceae)

Show simple item record Schmidt-Adam, G. en Gould, K.S. en 2009-08-24T06:51:32Z en 2009-08-24T06:51:32Z en 2000 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Journal of Botany 38 (2), 333-337. 2000 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028825X en
dc.identifier.other eid=2-s2.0-0033809782 en
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dc.description.abstract The development of compound inflorescences in Metrosideros excelsa over a 10-week period is described. We identify six developmental key stages from dormancy to bud break according to morphological characteristics and present a time course of inflorescence development. Vegetative and compound inflorescence buds are initially morphologically identical, with several bud scales and a spheroidal shape (stage I). Allometric changes result in ellipsoidal buds for approximately eight days (stage II). Deciduous bracts subtending the secondary inflorescence axes partly cover cymose inflorescence buds at stage III. These bracts abscise by stage IV. A pair of bracts and two pairs of bracteoles, subtending lateral flower buds in each cymose inflorescence, become visible at stage V. After all bracts and bracteoles have abscised, individual flower buds appear clearly separated and petals become visible (stage VI). en
dc.publisher Royal Society Of New Zealand en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Journal of Botany en
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dc.title Phenology of inflorescence development in pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa, Myrtaceae) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270400 Botany en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 333 en
pubs.volume 38 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Royal Society of New Zealand en
pubs.end-page 337 en

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