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Crops and Wild Relatives

Ade-Ademilua, Omobolanle Elizabeth [1], Ogundipe, Oluwatoyin [2], Okpoma, Marian [3].

Cultivation of Peperomia pellucida, for food and medicine.

Planting procedure for Peperomia pellucida, a weed, that can be eaten as a salad to treat many ailments including arthritis is being developed, in a quest to domesticate the plant in Nigeria. The plant was found to thrive better in the wild than in regular cultivation. The plant is usually found growing on near solid medium such as walls and close to streaming water. The fibrous roots appear to have been modified for attachment to a solid substrate. Soil type and watering conditions are being combined to determine the best medium for growing P. pellucida. Tissue cultured plants versus seed cultured plants are compared for better source of filial generations.

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1 - University Of Lagos, Botany, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, N/A, 2341, Nigeria
2 - University of Lagos, Department of Botany, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Lagos, 23401, Nigeria
3 - University of Lagos, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science,, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, 2341, Nigeria

tissue culture
growth medium.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 39, Crops and Wild Relatives
Location: Sundance 2/Omni Hotel
Date: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Time: 3:15 PM
Number: 39008
Abstract ID:92
Candidate for Awards:None

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