Within and between variation in the rooting ability of Calliandra calothyrsus was determined. Provenance variation in rooting ability was found, with seedlings collected in San Ramon provence, Nicaragua, averaging 76%, while seedlings from Huehutetenango, Guatemala, achieved only 12% rooting.However, the variation in rooting potential was primarily attributed to
properties of the leaves rather than the provenance origin of the
stockplant. Both the ability of a cutting to maintain leaves during
propagation and the initial area of the leaf on the cutting were found
to be primary determinants of rooting ability.
DICK, J.MCP., BISSET, H. AND MCBEATH, C. (1996). Provenance variation in rooting ability of Calliandra calothyrsus. Forest Ecology and Management. 87. pp. 175-184. [Journal paper] [Paper]. (A)