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CHAPTER

TELL ME ABOUT AIR


LAYERING !

Often, we want to propagate a special or valuable plant but


find seeds are hard, if not impossible, to find or have failed at
rooting cuttings. Air layering may be the answer to this problem.
Lets recognize the terms of air layering!

Learning objectives:
After studying this chapter, students are expected to:

Know the vocabulary list of air layering


Know the terminology list of air layering
Saying the terms of air layering

A. Vocabulary of Air Layering Mango Tree


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Pictures

Vocabulary list

Pronunciation

Meaning

Ball of soil

/bl v sl/

Bola tanah

Bark

/bk/

Kulit kayu

Binding

/band/

Pengikatan

Branch

/brn/

Dahan

Cow dung

/ka d/

Kotoran sapi

Deep

/ dip/

Dalam

Dig

/dg/

Menggali

Fail

/fel /

Gagal

Fertile soil

/ftal sl/

Tanah subur

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Fill

/fl/

Mengisi

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Fruit

/frut/

Buah

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Knife

/naf/

Pisau

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Leaves

/livz/

Daun-daun

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Matured

/mtjd/

Dewasa

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Plastic

/plstk/

Plastik

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Propagate

/prpget/

Memperbanyak

17

Root

/rut/

Akar

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Seed

/sid/

Bibit

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Stem

/stm /

Batang

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String

/str/

Tali

21

Tip

/ tp/

Ujung

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Mango Tree

/mg
tri/

Pohon mangga

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Transplanting

/trns
plnt/

Pencangkokan

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Water

/wt (r)/

Air

B. Terminology of Air Layering Mango Tree


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Pictures

Terminology List
Air Layering

Meaning
Simple

way

of

propagating fruit tree


seedlings

from

their

branches

Cambium

A kind of meristem and


is most active in woody
plants, where it lies
between the bark and
wood of the stem

Circumferential cut

Cut around the bark,


cambium, and phloem
layers

Cut the branch

Cut that branch below


the wad of rooted

Handful
soil

of

fertile Place

handful

of

fertile soil around the


cut section to make a
ball

Mix

Amalgamate the Fertile


soil and cow dung

Plant

Living seed that grows


in the earth

Phloem layers

Phloem cells conduct


food from leaves to rest
of the plant. Phloem
cells are usually located
outside the xylem

Strip

Strip

off

that

bark/cambium/phlopem
between the two cuts.

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Tie

Tie the end of plastic


around the fertile soil
ball

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Wrap

Wrapping it around the


branch

so

that

the

fertile soil completely


covers the girdled area.

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Xylem layers

Xylem is a term applied


to

woody

(lignin-

impregnated) walls of
certain cells of plants.
Xylem cells tend to
conduct

water

and

minerals from roots to


leaves.

Exercise 1
Complete the crossword puzzle below with the correct words!

1
2

R
A
4

N
6

C
H

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Part of the tree growing out from a steam


Simple way of propogating the tree seedlings from their branch
The thing that is used to cut/strip the bark
The outer layers of stems and roots of plants
One of the requirement of the branch to be air layering
The thing that s used to wrop the fertile soil on the branch

Exercise 2
Match the words and the pictures below!
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

Tie

String

Plastic

Strip

Air Layering

Plant

Root

Wrap

Ball of soil

Fertile soil