Harold Koopowitz, California

Flowers in December 1

December 11, 2009

Categories: Daffodil Types, Winter Blooming Daffodils

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The first two pictures are of ‘Little Big Horn’ .The parentage registered is Paper White x Accent. Cross was registered in 1981. Of have always been a little uncomfortable about this cross. The cross was made in a greenhouse on a deanthered Paper White but nearly all of the characteristics of the flower are Paper White except for the long narrow almost conical corona, a shape I have never seen in another tazetta. But I wonder if perhaps this is not some strange example of apomixis.

2 responses to “Flowers in December 1”

  1. Chriss Rainey says:

    Harold,  that’s exactly what I was thinking when I saw the photo.  This MUST BE an example of apomixis. 

  2. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland Brian Duncan says:

    HArold, If apomixis should not the plant be identical to the parent? Perhaps this is more a case of agamospermy – asexual reproduction through seed? However, it is a nice distinct flower.