Lawrence Trevanion, Australia

pinetorum

July 22, 2008
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Miniatures, Seedling

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Hi All, I’ve received some favorable responses and some questions about 07/14D (I use D to denote diploid, sometimes triploid, narcissus or pseudonarcissus types). Its diameter is 55mm which is well over the one and a half inches guideline for miniatures. Trumpet length is over 55 mm so it is easily division 1. The regular twist is typical. The point of the cross was to produce a cyclamineus style flower with twisted (‘spiraling’ sounds better) perianth. I do have a selection like this and will post last year’s pic if I can’t get a better one this year. Have attached last year’s photo of pinteorum, the pollen parent. Lawrence

2 responses to “pinetorum”

  1. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland Brian Duncan says:

    Hello Lawrence, I have a small N. nobilis primigenius with symetrically twisted periant segments that I’ve nicknamed ‘Propellor’ pending possible registration if it proves to be a good increaser. I’ve been using it in breeding – I like it but some exhibitor friends dismiss it as a nonentity. But I can take the scorn !! Flat is not everything – but symetry is all! Brian

  2. Ben Zonneveld says:

    From James Akers:

    Dear Jane and Lawrence
    Narcissus pinetorum is not a valid name, and is said by some experts to be Narcissus bujei which your photograph certainly looks like. Most of the flowers that I have seen growing in the wild at the ‘pinetorum’ location seem to be bicolored.
    Regards
    James Akers

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    Hi James N bujei is not a form of hispanicus but a hybrid between N hispanicus and N longispathus(alcarensis, yepesii, segurensis).

    Ben