H: Wednesday, July 13, 2011

'Van Houttei Flore Pleno' is a Triploid

Rhododendron 'Van Houttei Flore Pleno', which is 1858 L. B. Van Houtte Ghent hybrid, has been determined to be a triploid using flow cytometry by

Dr. João Loureiro, Dr. Silvia Castro, José Cerca, 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.

Rhododendron 'Van Houttei Flore Pleno' was also determined to be a triploid using flow cytometry by Tom Eeckhaut.

Summary of Ploidy Levels

Triploid 'Aida',
Triploid 'Bronze Unique',
Triploid 'Croceum Tricolor',
Triploid 'Daviesii',
Triploid 'Deep Rose',
Triploid 'Freya',
Triploid 'Gloria Mundi',
Triploid 'Il Tasso',
Triploid 'Josephine Klinger',
Triploid 'Phebe',
Triploid 'Phidias',
Triploid 'Pontica Album',
Triploid 'Van Houttei Flore Pleno',
Tetraploid 'Admiraal De Ruyter',
Tetraploid 'Altaclerensis',
Tetraploid 'Ariel',
Tetraploid 'Beaté Céleste',
Tetraploid 'Bijou des Amateurs',
Tetraploid' Bouquet de Flore',
Tetraploid 'Comte de Flandre',
Tetraploid 'Corneille',
Tetraploid 'Heureuse Surprise',
Tetraploid 'Ignacea',
Tetraploid 'Julius Caesar',
Tetraploid 'Lelia',
Tetraploid 'Madame Gustave Guillemot',
Tetraploid 'Nancy Waterer',
Tetraploid 'Oscar I',
Tetraploid 'Raphael de Smet'

Source: Azaleatuin

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