Propagation of Lachenalia cultivars from leaf cuttings

Anna Kapczyńska

Abstract

Lachenalia is a poorly known genus of ornamental bulbous plants from South Africa with a huge floricultural potential. The paper discusses in vivo multiplication with leaf cuttings of Lachenalia cv. ‘Namakwa’, ‘Romaud’, ‘Ronina’ and ‘Rupert’. Mature leaves were collected from non-flowering donor plants. Each leaf was halved to make proximal and distal leaf cuttings. ‘Ronina’ distal leaf cuttings produced the lowest number of bulblets (5.7 per cutting), while ‘Namakwa’ proximal leaf cuttings turned out the most productive (10.5 bulblets per cutting). The bulblets produced by cv. ‘Namakwa’ distal leaf cuttings were the lightest (0.3 g per bulblet), and those formed on cv. ‘Ronina’ proximal leaf cuttings were the heaviest (0.9 g per bulblet). In general, the weight of individual bulblets ranged from 0.1 to 1.2 g. Irrespective of the cutting type, the leaves of cv. ‘Namakwa’ produced the greatest number of bulblets, and the leaves of ‘Ronina’ yielded the heaviest bulblets. With no dependence on their genotype, proximal leaf cuttings were advantageous in terms of total number of generated bulblets and their quality (weight, diameter).
Author Anna Kapczyńska (FoBaH / DoDP)
Anna Kapczyńska,,
- Department of Decorative Plants
Journal seriesActa Scientiarum Polonorum Hortorum Cultus Horticulture, [Acta Scientiarum Polonorum, Hortorum Cultus], ISSN 1644-0692, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol18
No1
Pages189-195
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishbulblet formation; reproduction; Cape Hyacinth; ‘Namakwa’; ‘Romaud’; ‘Ronina’; ‘Rupert’
ASJC Classification1108 Horticulture; 1110 Plant Science
DOIDOI:10.24326/asphc.2019.1.19
URL https://czasopisma.up.lublin.pl/index.php/asphc/article/view/263/219
Internal identifierWBIO/2019/16
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); after publication
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.513; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.443 (2) - 2018=0.67 (5)
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FinansowanieThis work was supported by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland (DS 3500/KRO/2013-2014).
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