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white dots (outgrowth) from the cutting of Ficus Benjamina

Posted by Tanos none (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 11, 11 at 3:01

stem cuttings of Ficus benjamina develops white dots or outgrowth than can be removed very easily. Definitely this is not callus tissue, because the root does not develop from it. Has anybody observed these white dots? are they a mycorrhizal fungi? bearing in mind that mycorrhizal fungi are associated with roots.

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RE: white dots (outgrowth) from the cutting of Ficus Benjamina

Its hard to say for sure but your description suggests the "dots" are fungus & not roots.....

RE: white dots (outgrowth) from the cutting of Ficus Benjamina

Ah, I see you did make it to this forum. Now, post pictures!!!

RE: white dots (outgrowth) from the cutting of Ficus Benjamina

Please indicate how to post pictures. I wanted to do so, but I was unable. I tried to copy and paste the picture in the message box with no success.

RE: white dots (outgrowth) from the cutting of Ficus Benjamina

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Note that I had to use special characters to get the commands above to show up here without turning into pictures, but you can use them as shown (but with the correct image web address).

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