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Odd Colocasia mutation dissected

  • Subject: Odd Colocasia mutation dissected
  • From: Brian Williams <pugturd@alltel.net>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 16:47:01 -0400

  Julius and others. I removed one of the odd petioles off of my plant 
and dissected it. I was thinking that possibly a runner did get caught 
in the petiole and came out at the top portion. This does not seem to be 
the case the stem is not hollow and the petiole looks to be acting more 
like a runner.  It is producing a new plant out of the side of the upper 
petiole. The new plants forming are already showing this odd knot on 
their stems and they seem to be forming the same mutation. I took photos 
of me dissecting the mutated portion of the petiole. If this is stable, 
this plants growth habit should look quite odd. 

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