Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pretty picture: Phragmipedium Don Wimber 4N

tag: Phrag. Don Wimber 4N

Don Wimber is Phrag. Eric Young x Phrag. besseae; I don't know what 4N signifies. (Tetraploid?) There are lots of named clones of Don Wimber; but this particular plant's clone name was unspecified. Possibly that should count as an incomplete tag, but I'll let it slide.


Unknown said...

4N does indeed indicate that the plant is a tetraploid.

Paul said...

As Justin said, it does indeed indicate tetraploidy.

As far as whether the tag is incomplete -- not necessarily. If this plant is not a clone then it would not have a clonal name. If, however, the name was written Don Wimber '4N', then the 4N is the clonal name in addition to indicating it is a tetraploid.