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Table 1 Flowering and fruiting phenology of Mikania micrantha growing as a monoculture or under mixed culture conditions

From: Suppression of reproductive characteristics of the invasive plant Mikania micrantha by sweet potato competition

Variables Ratios (sweet potato: M. micrantha)
3:1 2:1 1:1 1:2 1:3 0:4
Initial budding date 10 October 5 October 2 October 28 September 26 September 26 September
Initial flowering date 16 November 12 November 4 November 27 October 24 October 24 October
Initial fruiting date 20 November 16 November 11 November 4 November 2 November 1 November
Duration of bud formation (d) 37.75 ± 0.96a 34.75 ± 0.96b 31.25 ± 0.96c 30.25 ± 0.96c 28.25 ± 0.96 cd 27.25 ± 0.05d
Duration of flowering (d) 48.25 ± 1.26f 54.75 ± 1.50e 60.50 ± 1.29d 68.25 ± 2.22c 73.75 ± 2.06b 79.75 ± 1.71a
Duration of fruiting (d) 48.25 ± 1.89e 55.00 ± 2.16d 59.50 ± 1.29c 66.50 ± 1.29b 70.00 ± 1.63b 75.75 ± 1.71a
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. The different letters within same row signify significantly different at P < 0.05