Theo Sanders, Germany

Narcissus serotinus and Narcissus miniatus

November 10, 2013

Categories: Daffodil Types, Species

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N. serotinus flowered at October 20, 2013 near Moron, N. miniatus at October 15 near el Bosque. As Ben Zonneveld found out, N. miniatus is a natural allotetraploid cross of N. elegans and N. serotinus. Theo

N. serotinusN. miniatus

2 responses to “Narcissus serotinus and Narcissus miniatus”

  1. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland says:

    I’m envious Theo – wish I could be with you!  Can you give details of the distinguishing characteristics between N. serotinus and N. miniatus?  And if N. miniatus is  a proven child of N. elegans x N. serotinus should it not really be called N. x obsoletus (HAworth) Spach. on grounds of precedence as it was recorded many, many  years ago by Haworth? No doubt Harold, as the author of N. miniatus, will comment. I’d like to have Ben’ Zonneveld’s view also because I think thee are  grounds for confusion ref. the correct name.




  2. Brian,

    Nice to hear from you on Daffnet. Perhaps we can see in spring in Spain. Your question was answered comprehensively by Harold.