N provincalis white tepals

March 31, 2009

Categories: Daffodil Types, Hybridizer, Hybridizing, Species

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Hello Mary
I found the same whitish tepals in N hispanicus. I had the impression it was only in the older flowers that the tepals did become whitish. It seems likely  that the hybridizers selected against that character

2 responses to “N provincalis white tepals”

  1. Ben Zonneveld says:

    Yes Yuan I am convinced now in the case of N provincialis what by the way a synonym is of N pseudonarcissus

  2. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    Ben, this is the first I’ve heard that N. provincialis is a synonym of N. pseudonarcissus.  The RHS Register lists it as a separate species, first described by Pugsley in 1939.  It’s in the Pseudonarcissus Section, but still considered a separate species.  Perhaps the proposed RHS project for a revision of the classification of the Narcissus genus will shed further light on the subject.
    Mary Lou Gripshover