Cyto genetic studies of 2 garden varieties of narcissus poeticus

Karihaloo, J.L.; Koui, A.K.

Nucleus (Calcutta) 26(2): 105-108


ISSN/ISBN: 0029-568X
Accession: 005081976

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Pheasant's Eye, a triploid variety of N. poeticus, has larger flowers than diploid Red Rim. Comparison of chromosome complements of the 2 cultivars suggests that the fundamental karyotype of different morphoforms of the species is quite uniform. Karyomorphological similarity of the 3 genomes and preponderance of trivalent configurations at meiosis suggest that Pheasant's Eye is an autotriploid variety.