atenkley's Journal: 297-121-05 parent wood 297 Q0426 Ipomoea nil seed lot 383 collected, open pollinated
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Category: Japanese Morning Glory (Ipomoea nil): 297 Q0426 Yellow water nail dragon leaf lapis lazuli entire wind bell Jishi Peony system
Status: 2006 Season Annual
On Mar 17, 2006, "Seed Planted" occurred.
9 days later, on Mar 26, 2006, "Seedling Emerged" occured.
45 days later, on May 11, 2006, "First Flower" occured.
I acquired the original 7 seeds of the Q0426 system from Leng Leng Lian through an E-Bay sale. Of these seeds, this is the only plant that had the tri-lobed leaves characterisitic of the parent wood. On the positive side, at least this plant was not feathered and therefore not sterile. On the negative side, I have only one plant to perpetuate my system. I will have to proof my line to determine whether it contains the double gene. If it proves to contain the double gene, then I have been fortunate!
If I never get a double feathered flower from this seed, then I'll either have to get new system seed, or cross this line back to cordate plants originating from the other 6 plants, hoping to re-introduce the duplicate gene. I have complicated this process, as I failed to save the seed separately for each cordate plant. Instead I have a mixed lot of cordate leaved seed which will be diluted with seed from those cordate plants that did not carry the duplicate gene.This re-introduction project will be very tedious in that it will require proofing many new lines of cordate plants to determine the presence of the dp gene, then do many crosses to tri-lobed plants and subsequent proofing to determine the presence of the dp gene in the new parent wood plants.
Update: I found one tri-lobed double flowered Q0426 plant in the garden. I also found several dragon clawed appreciation plants that ended up with double feathered flowers! This then proofs my single parentwood plant as carrying both the fe and dp genes! I have a proven line.
Entries and Updates
Apr 1, 2006
The cotyledons of the seedling.
May 7, 2006
Here you can clearly see the rolled "horns" of the tri-lobed yellow leaf.
May 12, 2006
This is the partially opened second flower. Also visible is the next flower bud with sepals.
May 14, 2006
This shows the clear intense lapis lazuli blue of this plant's flower. The Kyushu University database lists Q0426 as having the int gene, which I take for the intense, i, of the gene list of Ipomoea nil. The white throat gives a very nice effect to the feathered flower of the appreciation plant.