Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland

Amazing massificodium

April 3, 2012
By

Categories: Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Seedling, Show Results, Species

Download PDF

   If Harold can coin Microcodium then why not Massificodium?
 
  The pictures show an amazing bulbocodium from Northern spain that grows to 3 feet tall. First found and reported by James Akers I have nicknamed it N. b. akersianus and I hope we can go through the necessary procedures to have the name recognized, either at subspecies or variety rank.
 
  The plant shown is from a bulb 3 years in the same pot. It has been flowering for nearly 6 weeks, it currently has both fresh flowers and ripening seed pods (pollinated, of course!) totalling 25. The picture was taken on 23rd March.
 
  Ben Zonneveld has confirmed that it is a tetraploid so I’m hoping that some interesting seedlings will emerge in due course. It certainly sets seed readily – but I do not yet know if it will accept pollen from other Sections.
 
  Brian Duncan

2 Responses to Amazing massificodium

  1. Stephen Vinisky, Oregon
    Stephen Vinisky, Oregon
    April 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    WOW Brian,

    That is really exciting! What a plant and what potential.
    One of the neatest things of this season. Thanks for letting us see it.
    Steve

  2. Stephen Vinisky, Oregon
    Stephen Vinisky, Oregon
    April 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    WOW Brian,

    That is really exciting! What a plant and what potential.
    One of the neatest things of this season. Thanks for letting us see it.
    Steve