Production of clonal planting material and propagation of Paris polyphylla Smith var. polyphylla rhizome through rhizome splitting
Sakutemsu L. Jamir, N.S. Jamir, Chitta Ranjan Deb
Mass propagation is important for mass production of both wild species under threat and also forrndomesticated crops. Paris polyphylla Smith var. polyphylla, a vulnerable medicinal plant of North East,rnIndia can be macropropagated through rhizome cuttings/ splitting and group rhizome fragmentation.rnPreparation of raised soil bed and application of appropriate procedures in planting the cut andrnfragmented plant parts was followed. The mean obtained in three years of study: For sprouted shootrnbuds from cut rhizomes mean was found to be 49.33% while in group rhizome fragmentation it wasrn75%.