Abstract of a paper based on work funded
at least in part by the Australian Flora Foundation
Tynan, K. M. Scott, E. S. Sedgley, M.
Department of Applied and Molecular Ecology, Waite Campus, Adelaide University,
PMB1 Glen Osmond, Australia.
Banksia propagation. In-vitro multiplication of Banksia
Australian Plants. 2000. 21: 166, 79-82
CAB Abstract 20013104886
Experiments on the micropropagation of Banksia speices, principally
B. coccinea, B. menziesii, B. spinulosa var. collina
and B. ericifolia, are reported. Buds which swelled on explants
of B. ericifolia and B. menziesii failed to develop
into shoots. In B. coccinea, both shoot and root induction were
achieved, although attempts to transfer plantlets to a vermiculite/sand
mixture or to potting mix were unsuccessful.