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First Report on Precocious Flowering in 5-month-old Peumus boldus Mol. Seedlings

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Jardín Botánico Universidad de Talca, Casilla, Talca-Chile

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Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales, Universidad Católica del Maule, Avenida San Miguel, Talca, Chile

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CESAF, Departamento de Silvicultura y Conservación de la Naturaleza, Facultad de Ciencia Forestales y de la Conservación de la Naturaleza, Universidad de Chile, La Pintana, Santiago, Chile

FORESTIST 2023; 73: 297-299
DOI: 10.5152/forestist.2023.20037
Read: 315 Downloads: 187 Published: 25 September 2023

Whereas Peumus boldus Mol. rarely flowers in its native habitat until at least 4 years old, in this article, we report the precocious flowering of 5-month-old P. boldus seedlings and provide possible explanations for this phenomenon. We cultivated 3000 seedlings during 6 months under nursery conditions, and three plants representing three different mother trees from a single stand flowered at 5 months since sowing.

Cite this article as: Gómez, P. L., Espinoza, S. E., Valenzuela, M. Á., & Magni, C. R. (2023). First report on precocious !owering in 5-month-old Peumus boldus Mol. seedlings. Forestist, 73(3), 297-299.

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