Known Hazards. None known. Botanical References. Range. Tropical Africa – Sierra Leone to Ethiopia, south to Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Habitat. Abstract. Although little is known about Dissotis rotundifolia, it is a species with great potential for ornamental use in the Southeast and as a. Welcome to the famous Dave’s Garden website. Join our friendly community that shares tips and ideas for gardens, along with seeds and plants.

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Once the seeds have germinated and have at least two true leaves, they may be transferred into rotjndifolia pots. Picture taken approximately four months after plant was potted up from a cutting.

Dissotis pollen may also be gathered by using a tuning fork in the key of E to mimic the sonification of the flowers by bees Ruter, personal communication, Dissotis rotundifolia is a rotundigolia of dissohis Melastomaceae family, which is comprised of tropical and subtropical plants. Heterozygosity is an advantage if the crop is being bred to improve a quantitative trait, such as number of flowers, rate of growth, size of flowers, and some types of disease resistance Stillwell et al.

The leaves of Dissotis rotundifolia are used as a spice for sauces and as a potherb. In urban areas, it is planted in gardens as an ornamental and ground cover plant Wagner et al. The vibration imparted to the anthers by bees is at least Hz, making it unlikely that pollen will dehisce disotis from the anthers.


Dissotis rotundifolia

When the bees alight on the flower to gather pollen, they concentrate on the feeding anthers. The resulting progeny are phenotyped and evaluated for ploidy using flow cytometry.

It has escaped from gardens and spreads rapidly into natural forest forming dense mats Space and Flynn, Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. The stalks of the leaves are as long as 1.

Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Efficiency of different pollination treatments on Solanaceae yields grown in plastic house. Although diploid plants also exhibit heterosis, the effect may be more pronounced in polyploids, as was shown by a study of diploid and triploid hybrids of maize Auger et al.

Dissotis rotundifolia – Useful Tropical Plants

Even if larger bees, such as disostis, are used, there is no way to tell which flowers have been pollinated or from which plants the pollen came. It is native to Mexico and Guatemala.

National Tropical Botanic Gardens, pp. Invasive Plants and Animals, Biosecurity Queensland. It didn’t bloom a lot yet but I expect a better show next season.

Dissotis rotundifolia

A novel method for inducing polyploidy in Rhododendron seedlings. In interspecific crosses, it is possible dussotis germination will not occur due to incompatibility between the endosperm and the embryo of the seed Ng et al.


Rooting should take four to six weeks. In the Melastomaceae the style is often longer than the stamen. Neotropikey – Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics [ed.

Flowers to be used as the female parent should be emasculated before the anthers unfold completely to prevent accidental self-pollination Figure 6. Uses Top of page H. Idssotis trait loci associated with red foliage in Cornus florida L. The optimum dosage of oryzalin will likely be different for each interspecific cross.

Chromosome numbers in the Melastomataceae. Fruit maturation time in interspecific hybrids will vary depending upon the other parent in the cross.

Dissotis, Pinklady

Dissotis rotundifolia Scientific classification Kingdom: If you dump or accidently spread cuttings, it starts growing there. The effect of autopolyploidy on biomass production in homozygous lines of Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea. Seedlings are slow-growing for the first several months and grow more quickly thereafter Solt and Wurdack, According to Porembski et al.