Science

This category is about the biology of daffodils and narcissus.

Narcissus x xanthochlorus

November 16, 2013
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  At October 15, 2009 Harold sent a photo to Daffnet of a flower from a cross ‘N. cavanillesii x N. viridiflorus’. He made this cross in 2003. In this…

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Fertility update – Div.7

November 15, 2013
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The foundational fertile jonquil/main division hybrids are, of course, Limequilla Hillstar and Quickstep (and perhaps Gertrude Nethercote). The key problem is how to reliably introduce the genetics of the best…

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Miniatus vs serotinus

November 13, 2013
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Brian: The two are quite easy to distinguish. But first, N. obsoletus is the correct name for what we call N. elegans and has precedence. We will discuss that in the…

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Melissa – I found it.

November 8, 2013
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Melissa I think I found  the term you were looking for  that started omb….  It is most likely obturator [  plant anatomy term ]? Defined as 1) an outgrowth of the funicle, that forms…

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daffLibrary – WOW and thanks

November 6, 2013
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daffLibrary is wonderful. My profound thanks to Mary Lou Gripshover, Ben Blake, Nancy Tackett, Lynn Slackman, Harold Koopowitz, and everyone else involved! A tremendous, far sighted achievement. Special thanks to…

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Plant Morphology question

November 4, 2013
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Friends, I’ve been trying to recall a the word which denotes the structure connecting the seed to the ovary in a narcissus.  I believe it starts with O, perhaps omb……

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