Evaluation of Phytophthora tolerance in Leucadendron

Evaluation of Phytophthora tolerance in Leucadendron

Leucadendron is a major wild flower crop in Australia. To increase the competitiveness of the local industry, a breeding program based on interspecific hybridisation was initiated in 1998. Since this time, thousands of hybrid plants have been produced involving 27 different parental … Continued
New Hybrid Leucadendrons

New Hybrid Leucadendrons

This project is intending to enhance the economic strength of the Australian floriculture industry by assuring the supply of new Leucadendron cultivars through interspecific hybridisation and, to facilitate this process, by understanding the reproductive biology underlying the breeding of this genus. The … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Pisa

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Pisa

Pisa’ is a very versatile Leucadendron developed in NZ. Willowy stems bear many short side branches, each densely covered with whorls of silvery green, slightly twisted leaves and terminating in a flower head featuring yellow to lime-yellow bracts (botanically these are involucre leaves rather … Continued