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Mexican Geophytes I. The Genus Polianthes
RODRIGO BARBA GONZALEZ
JOSE MANUEL RODRIGUEZ DOMINGUEZ
Ma. Claudia Castañeda Saucedo
AARON RODRIGUEZ CONTRERAS
Jaap van Tuyl
ERNESTO TAPIA CAMPOS
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http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/Online/GSBOnline/images/2012/FOB_6(SI1)/FOB_6(SI1)122-128o.pdf
breeding, native, ornamental
"Members of the genus Polianthes L. are bulbous ornamentals in the Agavaceae, includes 15 species three varieties and a two cultivars native to Mexico. Polianthes tuberosa L. (Tuberose) is the only species cultivated as an ornamental cut flower in tropical and subtropical areas. The cultivation of tuberose occupies a prime position in the floriculture industry in countries such as Mexico, China, India, New Zealand and Taiwan. The Flower colour of all known cultivars of P. tuberosa is white; however, attempts have been made to introduce colors form related species. Besides its use as an ornamental, it is cultivated for use in manufacturing: as a source of fragrant essences in perfumery, to extract polysaccharides and glycosides; in addition P. geminiflora (Llave & Lexarza) Rose is utilized as a source of saponins for soap. The main diseases in this crop are caused by virus and it is affected by a coleoptera (Scyphophorus acupunctatus) whose larva feeds on the bulbs. In this review we will cover the uses, distribution, species, of the genus and the current state of tuberose breeding as a further reference for tuberose breeding programmes."
Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology
2012
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Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology 6 (Special Issue 1), 122-128
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CIENCIAS AGROPECUARIAS Y BIOTECNOLOGÍA
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