Generation and characterisation of colchicine-induced polyploid Lavandula × intermedia

  title={Generation and characterisation of colchicine-induced polyploid Lavandula × intermedia},
  author={Nigel A. R. Urwin},
Lavandula × intermedia (lavandins) are naturally occurring hybrids of Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) and Lavandula latifolia (spike lavender) which are grown for their essential oil and as garden ornamentals. Lavandins are higher yielding plants than lavenders but produce camphoraceous, inferior quality oils. They are invariably infertile. The majority of oil produced worldwide from the genus comes from lavandins. To produce larger higher yielding lavandins we induced polyploidy in the… CONTINUE READING


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