Methods of propagation
Posted by randall on November 04, 2003 at 17:50:20:
In Reply to: new rare plant found in Saline Valley! posted by Croquet Lover on November 04, 2003 at 15:51:31:
After many hours of sleuthing through the archives of the Saline Valley botanical society (which is incidentally housed in the lower warm spring library), I discovered that the Nail Aloe (Aloeitious nailensis var. puncturii) employs a rather unusual method of propagation. Small detached portions of the board like tuber, attach themselves to the testicles (which are usually undersized with yellowish stripes) of the unsuspecting and heretofore rare species of bipeds, the Yellow Striped Bung Muncher (Rectulicus masticatum var. cowardilus) and shake loose near the disturbed road areas, as mentioned in Croquet Lover's post, when the animal is surprised by oncoming vehicles with its pants down and suddenly runs for the hills to avoid detection.