H: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

'Lemon Twist' is a Diploid

Rhododendron 'Lemon Twist', which is a Rokuyo hybrid documented as Rhododendron keiskei var. ozawae x Rhododendron lutescens 'Bagshot Sands', has been determined to be a diploid using flow cytometry by

Dr. João Loureiro, Dr. Silvia Castro, José Cerca Oliveira, and Mariana Castro
Plant Ecology and Evolution Group,
Centre for Functional Ecology,
Department of Life Sciences,
Faculty of Science and Technology,
University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Summary of Ploidy Levels

Diploid Rhododendron keiskei,
Diploid 'Lemon Twist'

Source: RareFind Nursery

John and Sally Perkins
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