[Mastwatch] SM flowering in Pine Enrichment @ Sinharaja

Ashton, Peter pashton at oeb.harvard.edu
Thu Apr 24 04:53:20 PDT 2014


Hi Nimal (and Savi),



I have taken the liberty of cc-ing your message and this reply to a bunch of field enthusiasts in Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, and Sumatra who are accumulating an ever more comprehensive network of dipterocarp phenological obesrvations. I suspect that you will enjoy joining: Your contributions will also prove of much interest to them. (Let me know if the link fails to get through to you).



Individual dipterocarps have been recorded in arboreta and nurseries as flowering just a few years after germination. Appanah wrote an article observing that initial flowering starts among smaller individuals in logged forest. Your observations are consistent with that. On the other hand, early flowering is bad news for silviculturists, for Richard Primack observed that diameter growth almost ceased in plantation Dryobalanops in Sarawak. Mast reproducing dipterocarps gain in mean growth rates by flowering at longer intervals, it seems.



Peter

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From: Nimal Gunatilleke [savnim at gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 6:03 PM
To: Ashton, Peter
Subject: Fwd: SM flowing in Pine Enrichment @ Sinharaja



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nimal Gunatilleke <savnim at gmail.com<mailto:savnim at gmail.com>>
Date: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 2:54 PM
Subject: SM flowing in Pine Enrichment @ Sinharaja
To: mark.ashton at yale.edu<mailto:mark.ashton at yale.edu>


Dear Peter,

This year beraliya spp. especially Shorea megistophylla & S. cordifolia flowered in the WZ but not a major mass flowering season.  I was able to take a few pictures of SM flowering, for the first time I think,  in the pine stand planted in 1991/92 by Mark, Sunil G & co. in Sinharaja - flowering after 22 years of vegetative growth!.

I am sending a few pictures in case you wish to have them for anything.



Best,

NG

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Prof. I.A.U.N. Gunatilleke
Department of Botany
Faculty of Science
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya 20400
SRI LANKA.

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