Flower blooming pattern and color based classification of chrysanthemum cultivars in Bangladesh
Flower classification is a way to group flowers using specific features. An experiment was conducted to characterize chrysanthemum cultivars on flower blooms and color basis. Thirty two chrysanthemum cultivars (coded from V1 to V32) were classified into 13 blooming pattern viz., irregular incurve (V1); reflex (V2); regular incurve (V3, V4); decorative (V5-V10); intermediate incurve (V11-V13); pompon (V14, V15); single and semi-doubles (V16-V20); anemone (V21-V24); spoon (V25-V27); quill (V28); spider (V29, V30); brush and thistle (V31); and unclassified (V32) in accordance to NCS. According to RHS Color Chart a wide color range were found and these were red to purplish red (V1, V8, V18, V25 and V31); yellow to greenish yellow (V4, V7, V10, V15, V17, V24, V26 and V29); white (V3, V22 and V28); orange to orangish yellow (V2, V5, V9, V12, V19 and V27); pink to purplish pink (V6, V14, V16, V20, V30 and V11 and V32) and purple (V13, V21 and V23). This classification may be helpful for easy identification and for a future breeding program of chrysanthemum cultivars in Bangladesh.
Taufique, T., Mehraj, H., Shimasaki, K. and Uddin, A.F.M.J. 2017. Flower blooming pattern and color based classification of chrysanthemum cultivars in Bangladesh. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1167:349-358
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