Propagule

Propagule

[prop-uh-gyool]
A propagule is any plant material used for the purpose of plant propagation. In asexual reproduction, a propagule may be a woody, semi-hardwood, or softwood cutting, leaf section, or any number of other plant parts. In sexual reproduction, a propagule is a seed. In micropropagation, a type of asexual reproduction, any part of the plant may be used, though it is usually a highly meristematic part such as root and stem ends or buds.

See also

Plantlet

References

Hartmann and Kester's Plant Propagation, Seventh Edition

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