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Petal color characteristics of carnation mutative cultivars MINAMI series
- Morimoto, H., Narumi-Kawasaki, T., Takamura, T., Fukai, S.
- Acta horticulturae 2018 no.1208 pp. 7-12
- Dianthus caryophyllus, color, cultivars, flowers, mutation
- Petal color of 10 carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) cultivars MINAMI series is divided into two color groups, the acyanic group and the cyanic group. The acyanic group consists of yellow-flowered cultivars 'Poly Minami' and 'Lemon Minami' and off-white-flowered cultivar 'Vanilla Minami'. The cyanic group consists of orange-flowered cultivars 'Orange Minami' and 'Minami', pinkish-flowered cultivars 'Pippi Minami', 'Passion Minami', 'Feminine Minami' and 'Sakura Minami', and reddish-flowered cultivar 'Tommy Minami'. MINAMI series produced from bud mutation has a unique direction of flower color changes. Therefore, the usage of these plant materials might contribute to the elucidation of the mechanism of flower color mutation.