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Article: Flora and Reproductive Phenology of the Rain Forest at Bukit Timah, Singapore

TitleFlora and Reproductive Phenology of the Rain Forest at Bukit Timah, Singapore
Authors
KeywordsDiversity
Flowering
Fruiting
Phenology
Rain forest
Issue Date1990
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=TRO
Citation
Journal of Tropical Ecology, 1990, v. 6 n. 1, p. 55-63 How to Cite?
AbstractThe 71 ha Bukit Timah Nature Reserve contains the largest surviving area of primary rain forest in Singapore. The recorded vascular plant flora of the forest consists of at least 854 species: 787 angiosperms in 109 families, 65 pteridophytes and three gymnosperms. 58.6% of the species are trees or shrubs, 18.7% climbers, 12.3% terrestrial herbs, 8.8% epiphytes and hemi-epiphytes, 1.0% saprophytes and 0.6% parasites. The four families with most species-Rubiaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Orchidaceae and Moraceae - account for a quarter of the angio-sperm flora but contribute few large trees. Community reproductive phenology is characterized by supra-annual bursts of general flowering and fruiting, contrasting with a low background level. After an exceptionally dry and sunny February, 1987, more than 150 species in 42 families flowered between late March and late May, followed by an equally well-defined fruiting peak 13 weeks later, between late June and late August.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53349
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dc.contributor.authorCorlett, RTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:17:26Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:17:26Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Tropical Ecology, 1990, v. 6 n. 1, p. 55-63en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0266-4674en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53349-
dc.description.abstractThe 71 ha Bukit Timah Nature Reserve contains the largest surviving area of primary rain forest in Singapore. The recorded vascular plant flora of the forest consists of at least 854 species: 787 angiosperms in 109 families, 65 pteridophytes and three gymnosperms. 58.6% of the species are trees or shrubs, 18.7% climbers, 12.3% terrestrial herbs, 8.8% epiphytes and hemi-epiphytes, 1.0% saprophytes and 0.6% parasites. The four families with most species-Rubiaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Orchidaceae and Moraceae - account for a quarter of the angio-sperm flora but contribute few large trees. Community reproductive phenology is characterized by supra-annual bursts of general flowering and fruiting, contrasting with a low background level. After an exceptionally dry and sunny February, 1987, more than 150 species in 42 families flowered between late March and late May, followed by an equally well-defined fruiting peak 13 weeks later, between late June and late August.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=TROen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsJournal of Tropical Ecology. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.en_HK
dc.subjectDiversityen_HK
dc.subjectFloweringen_HK
dc.subjectFruitingen_HK
dc.subjectPhenologyen_HK
dc.subjectRain foresten_HK
dc.titleFlora and Reproductive Phenology of the Rain Forest at Bukit Timah, Singaporeen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0266-4674&volume=6&issue=1&spage=55&epage=63&date=1990&atitle=Flora+and+Reproductive+Phenology+of+the+Rain+Forest+at+Bukit+Timah,+Singaporeen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCorlett, RT: corlett@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0025235104-

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