Origin of Lilium longiflorum thunb. 'Hinomoto'

Satomi Sakazono, Michikazu Hiramatsu, Hiroshi Hiramatsu, Kuang Liang Huang, Chieh Li Huang

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Lilium longijlorum 'Hinomoto', the major lily cultivar in Japan, is regarded to have originated from natural individuals on Yakushima Island, and shows strong self-incompatibility; however, it was recently demonstrated that a population on Yakushima Island is dominant with weakly self-incompatible and completely self-compatible individuals, and this fact conflicts with the view that the strong self-incompatible 'Hinomoto' originated from Yakushima Island. The data by morphological and genetic analysis in this study indicate that 'Hinomoto' is genetically and morphologically different from natural individuals on Yakushima Island, but indicate that the origin of 'Hinomoto' could have been from any of the islands in the southern Ryukyu Archipelago.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Horticulture


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