SCFL-'IVONNE': A VARIEGATED SOMACLONAL MUTANT FROM FICUS LYRATA
In a work carried out on somaclonal selection in Ficus lyrata we have been able to identify and select a variegated mutant with several desirable traits. The line (named scFl-'Ivonne') presents a more compact aspect with respect to the parental line; the overall growth is less but it is more uniform. The irregular variegation of its leaves, which present an intense green in the center and a paler green which changes into creme or albino on the leaves margin is the most notable characteristic. The leaf veins are creme and the petioles are red.
Considering its characteristics, the new somaclonal line could be relevant from an economic point of view.