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Table 3 Phenology studies on Ficus microcarpa

From: Phenology and pollinating wasp dynamics of Ficus microcarpa L.f.: adaptation to seasonality

Study site Study year Duration (mo)/ interval (day) Number oftrees Phenology Crops produced per tree per year Crop length Reference
Hong Kong Jan-Nov 1964 11/14-30 20 Continuous production by species as a whole and by many individuals. All trees had a large crop in spring. 90% had a second crop in summer. 1-5, most 3-4 1-4 months Hill 1967
Singapore Oct. 1982-Feb 1984 17/7-17 8 No clear pattern. 2-6, mean 4.4 30 days Corlett 1984
Taipei (Taiwan) Jan. 1991- Feb. 1992 14/7-10 84 Continuous production with main peaks in Apr.-Jan and Jul.-Sep. 0-4, most 2-3 26 days in June Hsieh 1992
Sao Carlos (Brazil) Mar. 1991- Feb. 1992 12/15 19 Continuous production; syconia and leaf production were sequentially related. 2.26±0.81(meant±SD) 110.75 days Figueiredo et al. 1995
Taipei (Taiwan) Aug. 1992- Nov. 1998 76/7 35 2 gaps: late Apr. to early May, lasting 3 weeks; late Oct. to Feb lasting 5.8 weeks. Positive correlation with temperature but not rainfall. 2.1, with 25% aborted 5.97-10.28 weeks Chen et al. 2004
Brisbane (Augstralia) Sep. 1997- Aug. 2001 48/30 8 Female phase: Late spring peak; Male phase: more present in warmer months. No records No records McPherson 2005a
Guangzhou (China) Mar. 2005- Sep. 2006 19/1/7-14 10 Higher proportion of each phase from Aug. to Sep. and Nov. to Mar. A, B, C phase is negatively correlated with temperature 1-4, most 3-4 1-2 months Lin et al. 2008