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Table 5 Density of individual plants, percentage of reproductive plants, and fruit production of the columnar cacti species studied per hectare and in the whole area occupied by the different forest types analyzed

From: Use of columnar cacti in the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico: perspectives for sustainable management of non-timber forest products

Forest type Parameter Pachycereus weberi Myrtillocactus geometrizans Escontria chiotilla Neobuxbaumia tetetzo
Cardonal Density/ha 752 43 95 97
Reproductive 18.50% 30.2% 30.5% 23.7%
No. fruits/ha 3,647 5,705 2,521 590
kg fruit/ha 221.60, (14.80 seeds) 2.6 29.9 6.1, (3.56 kg flower buds)
Total ton fruit 480.90 5.60 64.80 13.20
Jiotillal Density/ha 17 6 1855 0
Reproductive 23.5% 66.7% 2.1% 0
No. fruits/ha 287 9,803 8,223 0
kg fruit/ha 17.4, (1.16 kg seeds) 4.4 97.5 0
Total ton fruit 5.60 1.40 31.20 0
Tetechera Density/ha 28 350 125 28,030
Reproductive 35.7% 14.3% 6.4% 4.9%
No. fruits/ha 351 2,288 279 23,010
kg fruit/ha 21.3, (1.43 kg seeds) 1.0 3.3 237.6, (139.50 kg flower buds)
Total ton fruit 22.80 1.10 3.50 254.20
Average weight per fruit (g) 60.76 ± 19.08 0.45 ± 0.18 11.85 ± 2.45 10.32 ± 2.39