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Types of Vegetative Reproduction
Propagation by Runners or Stolons
Slender stem that grows horizontally along the ground, giving rise to roots and aerial (vertical) branches at specialized points called nodes.
Strawberry can be given as an example.
Propagation by Rhizome
Ginger, lotus, turmeric, couch grass and banana can be given as examples.
Horizontal stems that grow under the ground,often sending out roots and shoots from their nodes.
In use for storing starch, protein and other nutrients.
Propagation by Bulb
Bulbs produce smaller buds (lateral buds) which appear between the layers of the parent bulb. As the mature plants gets to the end of its life, the bud develops into smaller bulb that attaches to the base of the parent bulb.
Onions, garlic, tulips, daffodils and lilies can be given as examples.
The bulb is a storage stem.
Propagation by Tuber
Potato can be given as an example.
The white potato and sweet potato are enlarged, shortened stems that are specialized for storing reserve food. These underground stems grow horizontally outwards in the soiland each tuber is irregular in shape.
Propagation by Layering
Forsythia, Spirea, and Rambler Rose can be given as examples.
Branch of a parent plant is bent to the ground or water until it can be covered by soil and a new room system appears.
Propagation by Cutting
Leaf can be given as an example.
A plant section originating from the stem, leaf, or root and capable of developing into a new plant.
Fragments of tissue from an animal or plant are transferred to an artificial environment in which they can continue to survive and function.
Consist of a single cell, a population of cells, or a whole or part of an organ.
Tissue cells are taken from meristematic cells in
Propagation by Grafting
The root is called the stock; the added piece is called the scion.
Rubber, apple, pear, citrus
and mango can be given as examples.
One plant attached on to body of the other