Pollination

This is about the relationship between flower structure and pollination efficiency. It also includes reproductive costs and success.

The inheritance of recessive and dominant mutations in daffodil cultivars

December 30, 2017
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This is the title of an article from Peter Brandham in the “Daffodil, Snowdrop and Tulip Yearbook 2017, pages 26-32”. Essential statements in this paper are: Pitfalls often occur, one…

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Theory according to Dave

August 28, 2017
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These flowers of Nb nivalis are quite the smallest daffodils that we grow. When exhibited in NZ they are down pointed because they are too small compared with a vase…

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Open Pollination

July 8, 2017
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  My first steps as a hybridizer were to cross standard daffodils. I read in the literature that it is not necessary to prevent open pollination because only 1 to…

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Narcissus cantabricus crosses

February 2, 2017
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   These two miniature daffodils are flowering in the greenhouse. The seedlings of both crosses often generate unreduced pollen. I shall try the first one out of doors this year…

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Autumn blooming Narcissus

Narcissus tazetta has a few Autumn blooming varieties from dry Mediterranean areas that bloom when the first rains arrive in the fall and winter, these varieties don’t need a winter…

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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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