Documenting the effect of foundress number in a dioecious fig, Ficus fistulosa, in Malaysia

Masatoshi Katabuchi, Rhett D. Harrison, Tohru Nakashizuka

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    Abstract

    We studied foundress number and its effect on seed production in a dioecious fig Ficus fistulosa in Sarawak, Malaysia. The effects of flowering time and the two-way interaction of flowering time and tree location on foundress number were statistically significant. A multiple regression indicated seed production increased significantly with the number of foundresses. Our results indicate that phenology and local ecological factors generate a large variance in foundress number, which in turn affects the reproductive success of E fistulosa.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)457-461
    Number of pages5
    JournalBiotropica
    Volume40
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1

    Keywords

    • Agaonidae
    • Dioecy
    • Fig wasps
    • Mutualism
    • Pollination
    • Seed predator-pollinator

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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