Taxonomy

This is about the naming and relationships between the different narcissus species.

Narcissus x barrae and Narcissus grandae

November 16, 2019
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A new species ‘N. grandae’ has been described. I think it is allotetraploid like for example N. miniatus and N. tortifolius. It has beautiful flowers and is vigerous and therefore…

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Heritage help please!

With too much to do I decided instead to go and visit some old friends. Van  Sion. Orange Phoenix Yellow Phoenix (I think). Orange Phoenix and Yellow Phoenix together. This…

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Tête à Tête in the Sierra de las Nieves

April 30, 2017
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   In March I made a trip to Spain looking for narcissus species. I saw many different sites and visited also the Sierra de las Nieves near Ronda, where in…

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Interesting French daffodil drawings

March 19, 2017
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I found this page at the Chicago Botanic Garden Library some years ago and will excise a few blooms for illustrations in our show schedule which I am putting to…

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Final Pick

Last week was the last significant pick of daffodils for the season. Just because it was possible a few of these were put in the Canberra iris show. Typically late…

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Paperwhites

Different paperwhites flower here in Canberra from about April to September. Flowering time is influenced by both rainfall and temperature. A couple more paperwhite N. broussonetii seedlings have flowered here and…

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