Response

September 30, 2008
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Categories: Show Prep and Exhibiting, Shows

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Come on James, if you kick into touch in the first five minutes there is no game.
The object of having two classes is to avoid having to judge the rupicola group against the jonquilla group. Doesn’t the foliage suggest whether the cultivar is predominantly jonquilla or apodanthe?
Dave
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3 Responses to Response

  1. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    September 30, 2008 at 11:52 am

    

    So David, you cut the foliage from your best N.scaberulus,  N. assoanus or N. rupicola when you show them? Judges do not usually and should not judge leaves!!! 🙂 .
    Brian

  2. October 2, 2008 at 1:34 am

    No Brian, I pull leaves from Canaliculatus for use in showing miniatures. This gives some purpose for growing Canaliculatus.
    James suggested that if we separated jonquilla and apodanthe there would be confusion. I was suggesting the growing foliage would give an indication of which group each belonged to. Sundial does not appear to have jonquilla foliage.
    I was told by a leading hybridiser today that jonquilla and apodanthe species do not cross. I find that difficult to believe.
    Dave
  3. October 2, 2008 at 2:51 am

    Sundial is poeticus ( 26 pg) x rupicola (26.6pg ), that fits with its nuclear DNA content of 26.2 pg . Nuclear DNA content for section jonquilla = about 33 picogram, for section apodanthi about 26 pg and for the “new” section juncifolii ( with assoanus and gaditanus only )19 pg .
    Ben

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