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Initiation and development of adventitious roots in stem cuttings of Hedera helix : anatomical studies of the mature growth phase. 1967. Girouard, R.M. Canadian Journal of Botany 45: 1883-1886.

Year: 1967

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 15283

Language: English

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Adventitious root formation was studied microscopically in stem cuttings of a difficult-to-root plant, the mature growth phase of Hedera helix, English ivy. Roots were found initiating at the end of 2-4 weeks in phloem ray parenchyma of internodes with and without woundwood and in callus near the basal end of cuttings; roots emerged at the end of 3-5 weeks. The fibro-bundle caps were thicker than those found in juvenile stems, but they did not hamper the development of adventitious roots.