Research on the biology of Colchicum autumnale L., germination, flowering and colchicin content

  • 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
  • Mircea TAMAS University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Pharmacy Faculty, 13 Emil Isac St., Romania
Keywords: colchicine content, caryotype, Colchicum autumnale, germination, phenology

Abstract

Common Autumn Crocus planted in spring of 1979, under the protection of Lolium perenne, has sprouted in 1980. during the first vegetative year the following plant parts had developed: the mezocotyl, root, hypocotyl, a small bulbotuber below the surface of the ground and the leaf, above it. The blooming spreads over a rather long period of time, reaching its peak in autumn, that is in the first half of October. Self fertilization is to be revealed with the plant - this is mostly allogamous. The plant displays a large variability, inas much as the colchicine content is concerned. The chromosome number in the somatic cells is 2n=38.

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Published
1981-08-05
How to Cite
MUNTEAN, L. S., SALONTAI, A., BOTEZ, C., & TAMAS, M. (1981). Research on the biology of Colchicum autumnale L., germination, flowering and colchicin content. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 11(1), 17-29. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha111142
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