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Short note : A rare dwarf mutant of Eucalyptus gunnii


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Potts, BM 1990 , 'Short note : A rare dwarf mutant of Eucalyptus gunnii' , Silvae Genetica, vol. 39, no. 2 , pp. 84-86 .

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This mutant, which has only been discovered in a single open-pollinated family from Pensford, Tasmania, occurs at a frequency of only 8 per cent , probably arising from a single recessive mutation. It is characterized by extremely slow growth (1.4 m height after 11 years) and much shortened internodes (7 mm), and has small coriaceous leaves which are V-shaped in transverse section, and a distinctive divaricating branching pattern. Neither grafting onto wild-type rootstocks nor the application of gibberellic acid (GA3) altered the phenotype.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Potts, BM
Keywords: dwarf mutant, Eucalyptus gunnii
Journal or Publication Title: Silvae Genetica
ISSN: 0037-5349
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