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Name: Dave
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Jul 27, 2016 11:37 PM CST
How can you tell if a specimen is tetra or triploid?
Name: Joshua
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Jul 27, 2016 11:58 PM CST

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In short, not easily if you don't have the equipment to count chromosomes, I think. Tetraploids are supposed to be bigger plants (noticeably the stomata), but as for triploid, nobody's mentioned any discernable differences between a diploid and triploid, so I'm not sure there is any way to tell short of counting the chromosomes.

I asked the same question a few months back and there was a bit of a discussion on it here, just in case you hadn't seen it: The thread "Ploidy" in Lilies forum
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Name: Tracey
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Jul 28, 2016 7:11 AM CST


Some information of that type can be found in the lily register or RHS.

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