Re: I. tectorum variegatum again
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- Subject: Re: I. tectorum variegatum again
- From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
- Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 09:09:37 -0600 (MDT)
>By ''stoloniferous'' do you mean that the rhizome is more like a trailing stem
>of the fan as opposed to having the fan arise obliquely from the rhizome?
A stolon is a long, thin stem which extends out from the rhizome, usually
undergound, and forms a new rhizome at some distance from the old one. A
more common name is "runner."
This habit occurs here and there in irises. The more tropical crested
irises are the best example; I. cristata has short stolons. Iris
stolonifera, a regelia, also produces stolons, as you might suspect, but
they are generally rather short, about 4-6" long. A few other arils also
produce short stolons.
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