Authors: YUKIKO KASHIHARA, KOICHI SHINODA, NAHO MURATA, HAJIME ARAKI, YOICHIRO HOSHINO
Abstract: We investigated the flower characteristics of 7 Alstroemeriaceae plants - 5 Alstroemeria L. species and 2 Bomarea Mirb. species. The flower and tepal sizes, and tepal colours were compared. The flower shape in Alstroemeria psittacina Lehm. was found to be similar to that in Bomarea coccinea (Ruiz & Pav.) Baker. The length/width ratio of B. salsilla (L.) Mirb. was intermediate compared with that of the other species. These preliminary data will be useful in selecting wild species in order to examine interspecific or intergeneric hybridisations in the breeding of Alstroemeriaceae plants.
Keywords: Alstroemeria, Alstroemeriaceae, Bomarea, flower characteristics
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