H: Monday, May 23, 2011

'Pink Magic' is a Diploid

Rhododendron 'Pink Magic', which is a Augie Kehr hybrid documented as Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii x Rhododendron ciliatum pink form, 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 minus,
Diploid Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii,
Diploid 'Dora Amateis',
Diploid 'Pink Magic'

Source: RareFind Nursery

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