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RE: [Aroid-l] Leaflet use for tuber production.

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Leaflet use for tuber production.
  • From: "Derek Burch" <derek@horticulturist.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 12:09:41 -0500
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Even if done in Aroideana in the past, may I put in a request for a future
article on this. Derek

Addendum for everyone: By the way, the seed/seedling things are coming in
slowly. I haven't closed the door yet.  Tell us how the dried up seed from
an herbarium sheet was brought back to life, or the seed that went through
the laundry twice in your trouser pocket came up in two days. All tall tales
carefully peer-reviewed!

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]
On Behalf Of Julius Boos
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 5:42 AM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: [Aroid-l] Leaflet use for tuber production.

Dear Friends,

It is well known that in a couple of genera of aroids, the shed or 
knocked-off leaflets can and will grow into new plants.  The two best  known

examples are the notoriously weedy and invasive Gonotopus boivinii ( I 
wonder if this is the only species in this five-species genus that does 
this?),  and to a lesser extent its relative, Zamioculcas zamifolia.
I am looking for any and all information on how sucessful reproduction or 
multiplication has been achieved in OTHER genera of aroids by using small 
cuttings or  portions of leaf (like it has been done in Amorphophallus 
Information which I need should include the aproximate age/condition of the 
leaf cutting used, the names of  rooting hormones/powder that may have been 
used to coat the cut ends of the leaflets, and importantly what genera and 
species of aroid has this method been attempted with, and which were 
sucessful at acheiving rooting and new tuber/corm formation. etc.
I THINK that there has been information published on this, perhaps in a 
back-issue of our Aroideana, so if possible I also like information on 
when/where any publications concerning this method have been published.   
Please contact me off-line if you are more comfortable with that.

Thanks a million.

Good Growing,


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