Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

Paperwhites

Different paperwhites flower here in Canberra from about April to September. Flowering time is influenced by both rainfall and temperature. A couple more paperwhite N. broussonetii seedlings have flowered here and…

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N. willkommii

Hi, I don’t like to do this, but I have some N. willkommii seed that I didn’t use when I planted my daffodil hybridized seeds this year.  They are open…

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Unreduced ABC – Pollen from ABC – Narcissus Crosses

July 17, 2016
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The capital letters indicate different chromosome sets. One example for such a cross is N. cantabricus x Emerald Sea. The seedlings are composed of one chromosome set of Sea Dream…

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New tetraploid Narcissus jonquilla henriquesii

July 6, 2016
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N. jonquilla henriquesii has been transformed from diploid to tetraploid. The pollen volume of the tetraploid plant is about two times bigger than that of the diploid plant and the pollen…

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Early July

We are heading into mid-winter here but nevertheless there are plenty of daffodils. Bulbocodiums of course: Some nice tazettas – just. A cyclataz from N. cyclamineus x Autumn Colors: Some…

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Some crosses with diploid tazettas and their fertility

June 18, 2016
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Crosses of different  diploid and tetraploid poeticus varieties with N. tazetta were made before 1906 and 1930 especially in the Netherlands from J.B. van der Schoot. To the first group…

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