H: Thursday, October 13, 2011

'Pink Puff' is a Diploid

Rhododendron 'Pink' Puff', which is a natural hybrid of Rhododendron arborescens and Rhododendron cumberlandense, 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 arborescens,
Diploid Rhododendron cumberlandense,
Diploid Rhododendron arborescens X Rhododendron cumberlandense,
Diploid Rhododendron cumberlandense X Rhododendron rborescens,
Diploid 'Pink Puff'

Source: Connecticut College Arboretum

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