H: Wednesday, June 01, 2011

'Robert Seleger' is a Diploid

Rhododendron 'Robert Seleger', which is a Dietrich Hobbie hybrid documented as a Rhododendron calostrotum ssp. keleticum 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 Rhododendron calostrotum X Rhododendron minus Group Carolinanum,
Diploid 'Robert Seleger'

Source: RareFind Nursery

John and Sally Perkins
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