H: Sunday, June 26, 2011

'Lady Bligh' is a Diploid

Rhododendron 'Lady Bligh', which is a 1958 C.B. van Nes hybrid documented as Rhododendron griffithianum hybrid 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 'Lady Bligh'

Source: Whitney Nursery

John and Sally Perkins
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