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A double-flowered geraldton wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum Schauer) with an anomalous flower in the ovary

McComb, J.A., Newell, C. and Lullfitz, G. (1996) A double-flowered geraldton wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum Schauer) with an anomalous flower in the ovary. HortScience, 32 (2). pp. 283-284.

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Abstract

A naturally occurring mutant of Chamelaucium uncinatum Schauer (Geraldton wax) is described. It has double flowers with the staminodes transformed into petals. Pollen is exuded from the anthers but is not deposited on the pollen presenter in a lipid droplet, which is normal for the species. An anomalous secondary flower with petals, stamens, and gynoecium is present in the ovary.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: American Society for Horticultural Science
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/16477
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