Selection and Micropropagation of Eucalyptus Cloning Candidates

  • Gary P. Howland
  • George Meskimen
  • Milton J. Constantin
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 32)


Eucalyptus species demonstrating spectacularly rapid growth, adaptability to diverse sites, genetic plasticity, and coppice regeneration are prime candidates for afforestation of vast lands on short development schedules. An operational eucalyptus technology exists in south Florida, based upon commercial planting which began in 1972. This work was developed by the U.S. Forest Service researchers working cooperatively with state, industrial, and private interests. Over a period of 10 years, 8.8 million seedlings of Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex. Maiden have been planted on 6,475 hectares in southwest Florida. Every outplanted seedling was grown from genetically improved seed collected from local seed orchards.


Private Interest Nodal Explants Eucalyptus Species Rooted Cutting Diverse Site 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary P. Howland
    • 1
  • George Meskimen
    • 2
    • 4
  • Milton J. Constantin
    • 3
  1. 1.Clonal Products, Inc.LakelandUSA
  2. 2.S.E. Ft. MyersUSA
  3. 3.Phyton Technologies, Inc.KnoxvilleUSA
  4. 4.U.S. Forest ServiceFt. MyersUSA

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