Encyclopedia : Wild & local strains

Oceanic strain

Australian Australia Y028

Copyright 1998-2012 Yoshiaki Yoneda

The Australian wild strains were supplied through Professor D. A. Austin's aid.
The hypocotyls and veins of cotyledons have a tinge of red. It is a distinguishing characteristic of this strain that the cotyledonary lobes open a little. There are epidermal hairs to the hypocotyls and to the cotyledonary petiole. The leaf is big, three-pointed, and of the main lobe-intermediate. The plant is vigorous. This strain is an extremely late bloomer (flower buds are recognized at the beginning of October in Shizuoka-city). The flower is light blue tinged with gray. The flower diameter is 6 to 7 cm. The epidermal hairs of the calyx are light brown. One flower is generally observed per peduncle. However, there can be two flowers per peduncle.
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Panoramic view
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Panoramic view
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Cotyledon compared with that of Colombia Y024 (left)
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Hypocotyl and cotyledonary petiole
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Cotyledon and 1st leaf
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From 1st leaf to 3rd leaf
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Leaf
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Flower bud 2days before flower opening
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Leaf and flower
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Flower
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Calyx of the opening flower
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Capsule
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Capsule

Edited by Yuuji Tsukii (Lab. Biology, Science Research Center, Hosei University)