short-creeping to ascending; rachis scales 1-5 mm long, linear-lanceolate, erose to denticulate; Central and South America
of perennial plants are known to influence aboveground stem densities, growth, and reproduction (Ashmun & Pitelka 1985; Cain 1990).
are found to be very useful as a topical agent in skin related problems.
In the spring, the rhizomes
can be separated (forced apart or cut) in sections with two or more growing eyes, or the clumps can be planted as is when soil temperatures are above 60 degrees.
can penetrate to soil depths of four meters in some circumstances (Page, 1997).
In international trade, it is mostly traded as unprocessed rhizomes
, with semiprocessed products such as essential oil and marc (exhausted rhizomes
after oil extraction) in smaller amounts (Mulliken 2000, Olsen 2005, Mulliken and Crofton 2008).
rotunda whole rhizomes
was examined using previously described procedures (Shanmugasundaram and Venkataraman, 2005).
The mass of Eleuthero rhizomes
was significantly higher than the mass of the roots.
They are difficult to eradicate but not impossible as the rhizomes
are quite shallow and you can loosen the soil and gently follow the trail of the rhizome
without breaking it, pulling out long intact lengths of it.
The harvester does bulk lifting of rhizomes
on a continual basis with a patented one-pass digging head and oscillating de-soiler.
Deleuze and Guattari expand on this botanical definition so that rhizomes
, in their terminology, can also be animals that live in burrows, packs, or mounds, such as rats or ants.
Lift and cut the fleshy rhizomes
into small pieces this month and reduce the leaves by half.