Ungernia post script and question.

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sat, 06 Sep 2003 09:17:19 PDT
>Your observation about the basal plate is quite interesting. Can you 
>tell if the tissue is living? Are you suggesting bulblets or some 
>kind of runners may form off of them for asexual propagation? It's a 
>very curious observation.

Dear All;
	Hard to tell from a very small sample, but an article on the 
genus shows a branched 'understem' with bulbs only at the end. Mine 
looked pretty 'dead', but I suppose that this could produce a new 
'branch' (i.e. 'bulbs') from a dormant bud in each node. - if there 
actually are and they should be.
	If I were really brave, I'd cut this off and plant it 
separately to encourage these buds to break and produce new bulbs. I 
just don't know all that much about these oddities.
	I've never seen this in Lycoris or any other bulb.

	Best	Jim W.
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