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Hybrids of different narcissus species can be fertile by generating unreduced pollen

October 9, 2014
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In this spring I found many plants of intersectional diploid narcissus hybrids in Spain which were fertile by generating unreduced pollen. This may be of great interest for daffodil hybridizers and…

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Fertility of Classic Gold, Apollo Gold, and Little Laine

June 16, 2014
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Clay Higgins wrote on June 14 that he got seed from the open pollination of Classic Gold. This is a cross of N. bulbocodium conspicuus, which should be hexaploid, and N. rupicola which…

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N. triandrus pallidulus x Emerald Sea

January 19, 2014
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Two seedlings of N. triandrus pallidulus x Emerald Sea in the greenhouse flowering for the first time. Theo

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Pollen Volume and Chromosome Content of Daffodils; Possibilities for hybridizing 2 and 3

January 12, 2014
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During  March 2013  I found some different yellow bulbocodiums in Potugal and Spain. From observing the pollen volume I think that four plants are diploid, two are tetraploid, and one…

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New seedling

December 7, 2013
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This seedling is flowering now for the first time. It has one third of the chromosomes from Sea Dream (3W-GWW). The two other thirds are from two species. What do…

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Narcissus viridiflorus and Narcissus x xanthochlorus

December 1, 2013
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Steve, Here are two fotos which are made near Facinas by Gerd Knoche in this autumn. Sometimes  a viridiflorus clone with this yellowish green is to be seen. This type of flower was given…

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