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Production of adventitious bulblets in the snowflake (Leucoium vernum L.) as affected by division and circumference of mother bulbs

Maria Piskornik*, Anna Klimek*, Tadeusz Kobyłko**, Joanna Surówka**

**Department of Ornamental Plants
**Department of Botany
**Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
**29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland

Bulbs of snowflake (Leucoium vernum L.) 2.1 to 3.0 and 3.1 to 4.0 cm in circumference, undivided and divided into 2, 4, and 8 sections under sterile conditions, were planted in flat plastic pots filled with sterile perlite and incubated in darkness at 20°C +/-2°C for three months. Better results were obtained with bulbs having a greater circumference. Bulbs divided into more sections gave more adventitious bulblets per mother bulb. Evaluation of the number and quality of adventitious bulblets suggests that bulb cuttings provide an efficient method of vegetative propagation of the snowflake.

Piskornik M., Klimek A., Kobyłko T., Surówka J., 2000. Production of adventitious bulblets in the snowflake (Leucoium vernum L.) as affected by division and circumference of mother bulbs. Folia Horticulturae 12/1: 107-113.