Rare Nerine

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Wed, 25 Aug 2004 07:45:19 PDT
Hi all,

Many of you are not on Bulbs-L, so I apologize to those who are for this 
repeat posting.

Ben Zonneveld at Leiden University has been looking at the nuclear DNA 
content of some of the Nerine in my collection.  We need independent 
samples (fresh leaves) of the following species for comparisons:

Nerine forbesii
Nerine frithii
Nerine gibsonii
N. hesseoides

I have a plant of N. forbesii (not a recognized species) that seems to be 
identical in leaf form and in DNA content to plants I received as N. 
laticoma.  Neither of these two accessions however agrees with the DNA 
content of other N. laticoma that Ben had analyzed.

I have N. gibsonii that does not agree with the DNA content of another 
gibsonii sample Ben had analyzed.

My N. hesseoides may be N. frithii, but the DNA content seems to be off a 
little for frithii.

You can contact Ben at:

Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Institute of Biology,Leiden University, Clusius lab
Wassenaarse weg 64, 2333 AL Leiden, The Netherlands
Fax: +31-71-5274999.

I can trade offsets of my N. hesseoides and possibly of my gibsonii later 
this year; they are still in active growth at the moment.

We hope you can help us out on this.  Please contact Ben if you have fresh 
leaf material of the above mentioned species you can send to him.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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