Biological and cytogenetical investigations of the species Colchicum autumnale L.

  • Leon Sorin MUNTEAN University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Alexandru SALONTAI University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Constantin BOTEZ University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Solovastru CERNEA University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Felicia VAIDA University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • V. CAREAN University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
Keywords: flowering, cultivation, Colchicum autumnale, heteromorph chromosomes, fructification

Abstract

Colchicum autumnale L. derived from seed, develops in the first five years only vegetative organs (tuberobulbs, roots, leaves). In the sixth year the plants develop three leaves in spring and flowering takes place in autumn. The fructification of the plants derived from seed takes place in the seventh year only. Colchicum autumnale L. has 38 chromosomes, relatively small in size and of high morphological variability that allows for good individualization. There has been revelled a cytogenetic variability in nr. 1 pair of chromosomes. This may be a source of genetic variability within the population studied.

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Published
1987-08-05
How to Cite
MUNTEAN, L. S., SALONTAI, A., BOTEZ, C., CERNEA, S., VAIDA, F., & CAREAN, V. (1987). Biological and cytogenetical investigations of the species Colchicum autumnale L. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 17(1), 9-17. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha171227
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Research Articles

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