And now for something completely different...

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Lori S.
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And now for something completely different...

I guess I'll put this under Bog Gardening, as the most fitting category...
Here is the progression of development of new little clones of a viviparous water lily, in this case, the tropical day-bloomer, Nymphaea 'Mme. Ganna Walska':

Weiser
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Lori
This method of asexual reproduction is interesting.
Are these what are known as Epiphyllous plantlets?

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John P Weiser

AmyO
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That is so cool! :o Truley the 'birth' of a new plant.

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Lori S.
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Weiser wrote:

Are these what are known as Epiphyllous plantlets?

Yes, that seems to be the right term for it... here's an article I found while checking that out, that delves into the origins of this trait in water lily cultivars:
http://www.watergardenersinternational.org/journal/4-2/jorge/page1_en.html

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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