1. Equal masses of sister leaves of Bryophyllum calycinum produce equal masses of shoots and roots in equal time and under equal conditions.
2. The mass of shoots and roots produced by different masses of sister leaves in equal time and under equal conditions is approximately in direct proportion to the masses of the leaves.
3. When a piece of stem inhibits the production of shoots and roots in a leaf of Bryophyllum connected with it, the stem gains in mass and this gain in mass equals approximately the mass of shoots and roots the leaf would have produced if it had been detached from the stem.
4. This suggests that the inhibitory influence of the stem upon the formation of shoots and roots in the leaf is due to the fact that the material available for this process naturally flows into the stem.