Re: Leaf blade propagation
- Subject: Re: Leaf blade propagation
- From: phymatarum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 13:27:25 +0800
Quite a few aroids propagate naturally from the leaf blades. Perhaps the most publicized is Amorphophallus, for which bulbil production at various junctions around the decompound leaf blade is typical in several species groups. Bulbils are also known from leaf blades in Typhonium, as well as from the petioles. To date the greatest diversity of plantlets occurring on leaf blades occurs in Schismatoglottideae. In fact there was a good paper in this, specifically in Bucephalandra, in the last IAS Newsletter. To date it is Schismatoglottis that has the most species with this phenomenon. What is particularly interesting in Schismatoglottis is that plantlet production occurs in several different parts of the genus, suggesting that it has several independent origins in Schismatoglottis alone.
Elsewhere in the Schismatoglottideae plantlet production from the main roots occurs in Hottarum and Ooia, with one reported occurrence in Bucephalandra.
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On May 23, 2015 11:42 PM, Corey W <email@example.com> wrote:
Very interesting! Not a propagation method I normally associate with Aroids, though I have had occasional leaves drop/fall off and root.
Are there specific traits that may clue into whether the plants may propagate from leaves, or is it a case of try and see?
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