RESEARCH ADVANCES ON LILIUM LANCIFOLIUM THUNB. IN CHINA
L. lancifolium Thunb. (tiger lily; L. tigrinum) is widely distributed and extensively used in China. It has valuable characteristics such as cold tolerance, strong vigor, resistance to virus and Fusarium, which are attractive to lily breeders and growers. Some researchers obtained seeds from triploid L. lancifolium, commonly believed to be sterile. Comparison of karyotype between L. leichtlinii var. maximowiczii and L. lancifolium showed that the two species were not close relatives. Cytogenetical and morphological analysis revealed the genetic diversity lying among different wild population of L. lancifolium. In order to develop new hybrids between L. lancifolium and other crossing parents, crossed were made and embryo rescue techniques were adopted. Also a start was made with the development of molecular markers. An AFLP reaction system was established to assist breeding programmes. Propagation methods were also studied for further application of L. lancifolium. With all the advances and advantages of L. lancifolium, a new breeding object aiming at making greening lily hybrids with the ability of cold tolerance, Fusarium and virus resistance, self-propagation and land covering were proposed.
Wang, Z., Zhang, H., Zhou, L., Liu, X., Wu, T. and Yin, D.S. (2014). RESEARCH ADVANCES ON LILIUM LANCIFOLIUM THUNB. IN CHINA. Acta Hortic. 1027, 165-169
L. lancifolium, genetics, breeding