SECTION IV
BREEDING RECORDS OF AMARYLLIS HYBRIDS PRODUCED BY IRA S. NELSON*
1956‑1965

I. A. belladonna

(1) X White Dutch

F1—no loss of fertility; of 50, only 3 with deviation in color; A. belladonna color pattern & color; size — large; all with trifid stigma.
F2—yellowish pink with green throat, lighter striations and white edge, full, drooping; 5" wide, 3/4" tube, 3 1/2" long. (fig. 33)

(2) X A. pardina

(3) X Red Dutch

F1—no belladonna star in throat; even color — red.

(4) X Pink Dutch

F1—little loss of fertility; retained white star in throat.
F2—strong reddish orange, white reverse on tepals, green throat, white star to vivid red with white throat, horizontal, star-shaped, 5" wide, tube 3/4" to 1", 3 1/2" long.

(5) X A. evansiae

F1—a noticeable reduction of fertility in F1. Color — shades of pink.

(6) X A. striata

F1—intermediate trifid stigma of A. striata & light yellow pollen.
F2—vivid red, striated with yellow; green throat; extremely ruffled; star shaped; 5" wide, 1/2" tube, flower 3" long.

(7) X A. reginae

(8) X A. cybister (Emery) see text p. 113 (fig. 34)

(9) X A. starkii

(10) X A. blumenavia

(11) X A. aglaiae

(12) X Orange Dutch

(a) F1—Reddish orange; semi-erect; 3" wide; 1/2" tube, flower 3" long.

(13) Crosses made with rose-pink form of A. belladonna (S.L.I. 1245)

(a) X Pink Dutch
(b) [I (12) a] X [I (4) X I (13)] — vivid red, solid green throat, white tipped sepals, horizontal, full and regular, 3" wide, tube 3/4", flower 2" long.
(c) X unknown very regular selection — solid, strong red with white throat, semi-erect, star shaped; 5" wide, 1" tube, 3 1/2" long.
(d) X Blush Pink Dutch — strong reddish orange with green throat outlined in white, star-shaped, semi-erect to horizontal; 4-5 1/2" wide, 1/2" tube, flower 2-3 1/2" long.
(e) [I (4) X (13)] — strong reddish orange to red, with green throat, horizontal to drooping, full and even; 3 1/2-4 1/2" wide, 1/2-3/4" tube, flower 2 1/2-3 1/2" long.

(14) [I (4) X VII (3)] — light pink to vivid red, green and yellow throats, one white with slight yellow markings, full, semi-erect, recurved to trumpet shaped; 3 1/2-7 1/8" wide, 1/2-3/4" tube, flower 2 1/2" long.

(15) [I (4) X XV] — medium reddish orange to deep reddish orange, 2"-3 1/2" wide, semi-erect to horizontal, trumpet shaped, tube 1/2", flower 3 1/2" long.

II. A. blumenavia

III. A. cybister

(1) X A. vittata var. tweediana

(2) X A. belladonna — seed from Dr. Cardenas – reciprocal of I (8); plants same.

IV. A. espiritensis

V. A. elegans

VI. A. elegans var. divifrancisci

(1) X A. vittata var. tweediana

(2) X WD.-1 — Cream with green throat; 5" diameter, horizontal, full, tube 1 1/2", flower 5" long.

VII. A. evansiae

(1) X A. pardina

(a) F1 — reduced fertility; yellow background, fading to cream, red dots in white lines.
(b) [VII (1) X (VII (3) X A. evansiae)] — pale yellow, pale pink markings, overlay irregular; 2 1/2" wide, erect; 5/6" tube, flower 2 1/2" long.
(c) X [VII (13)] — strong orange-red, 2 3/4" wide, erect, 3/4" tube, flower 2-3" long.
(d) [VII (1) a X Freckled Dutch] — vivid red, one flower white with red flecks and green throat, spidery, horizontal; 4-5" wide, 1/2" tube, flower 3-4" long.

(2) X A. reginae

*For brevity we have alphabetized the species used by Professor Nelson and assigned each species a Roman numeral prefix, i.e. I. A. belladonna. Each cross made using this species as the female parent is assigned a number in parenthesis, i.e. I (1) represents the cross A. belladonna X White Dutch, etc.