Characteristics and distribution of pigments in flowers of the new interspecific hybrid


Hippeastrum × chmielii Abstract. Five clones of a new interspecific hybrid Hippeastrum × chmielii Chm. obtained by crossing Hippeastrum hybridum with Hippeastrum pratense were compared. Content and distribution of chlorophylls, carotenoids and anthocyanins were determined in fresh perianth leaves using spectrophotometric method and calculated on dry mass basis. Separation and identification of anthocyanidins were done by TLC on cellulose plates against standards. Variations in intensity and shade of perianth leaves colour were due to differences in content and distribution as well as copigmentation in three studied classes of the pigments. 


Hippeastrum × chmielii; pigments; carotenoids; anthocyans; chlorophylls; TLC – thin layer chromatography

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Published : 2002-12-31

Olszewska-Kaczyńska, I., & Chmiel, H. (2002). Characteristics and distribution of pigments in flowers of the new interspecific hybrid. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Hortorum Cultus, 1(2), 17-24.

Irena Olszewska-Kaczyńska 
Warsaw University of Life Sciences  Poland
Henryk Chmiel 
Warsaw University of Life Sciences  Poland

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