What is stolon?

  • (noun): A horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips.
    Synonyms: runner, offset

Stolon

In biology, stolons (from Latin stolō "branch") are horizontal connections between organisms. They may be part of the organism, or of its skeleton; typically, animal stolons are external skeletons.

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Darlingtonia Californica - Cultivation
... plants are best propagated from the long stolons they grow in late winter and spring ... When a minute cobra plant is visible at the end of the stolon (usually in mid to late spring), the whole stolon may be cut into sections a few inches long, each with a few roots attached ... weeks, cobra plants will protrude from each section of stolon ...
Rhizome
... A stolon is similar to a rhizome, but, unlike a rhizome, which is the main stem of the plant, a stolon sprouts from an existing stem, has long internodes ... is high in starch, for example, the common potato, which is a modified stolon ...
Stolon - In Zoology
... Some bryozoans form colonies through connection of individual units by stolons ... Some colonial Cnidaria develop as stolons with interconnected medusoid structures that later separate ...
Stem Tubers - Potatoes
... Potatoes are stem tubers, which are the development of enlarged stolons thickened into a storage organ ... end opposite the attachment point to the stolon ... bud is produced at the farthest point away from the stolon attachment and tuber thus shows the same apical dominance of a normal stem ...
Rizome
... A stolon is similar to a rhizome, but, unlike a rhizome, which is the main stem of the plant, a stolon sprouts from an existing stem, has long internodes, and ... A stem tuber is a thickened part of a rhizome or stolon that has been enlarged for use as a storage organ ... in starch, for example, the common potato, which is a modified stolon ...