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  [Aroid-l] Forms of ZZ plant -thanks + a tissue culture question
From: ju-bo at msn.com (Julius Boos) on 2007.10.27 at 16:09:34(16616)
From: bogus@does.not.exist.com ()
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 21:33:25 -0000
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Dear Adam,

Thanks for the kind words. Remember, I only suggested (in another posting)
that the Zamioculcas now commonly available because of tissue culture may
be modified and so be larger and more attractive 'selections' than the wild
'mother' plant might be. As far as I know little data is availabe on these
Like you, I like to have at last one wild-collected plant which the tissue
cultured plants can be compared to!
There seem to be quite a few 'new' cultivars/selections which are said to
have been individuals selected and propagated from batches produced from
tissue culture. Several Alocasias, Philodendrons, Caladiums, etc. come to
Michael Mahan reports that he saw cuttings of Zamioculcus for sale at the
IAS show for over $100.00, and others across the room, large potted
specimens, for $30.00. I think that we can say that the cheaper ones were
the tissue-cultured specimens, I only wish I knew more about the story
behind the specimens which were being sold for expensive prices!

The Best,


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