Re: [Aroid-l] Leaflet use for tuber production.
- Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Leaflet use for tuber production.
- From: Ken Mosher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 20:17:18 -0500
I can say anecdotally that Amorph koratensis will grow a new tuber if
you yank off the leaf and stick it in a glass (or vase) of water. Why
would someone conduct such an experiment, you ask? Maybe nobody in their
right mind would, but that does not preclude my mother!
I had stuck a number of tubers in the ground at her Florida house.
Nothing to lose, I had extras. She thought it was a weed, then
remembered that maybe it wasn't and stuck it in water before calling me.
I said, "Well, leave it in water. It will either live or die. It's free
to try." When I went down at Christmastime the leaf had just yellowed
and there was a small funny-looking tuber that seemed to have three
growth points. It might have actually been three separate small tubers.
Tony Avent wrote:
We have been experimenting with leaf cuttings on aroids for several
years and are working on a formal article with our results with
amorphophallus. We have had success within the genera of
Amorphophallus, arisaema, pseudodracontium, and pinellia.
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Julius Boos wrote:
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,
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
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
Thanks a million.
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