Micropropagation of Lavandin (Lavandula officinalis Chaix × Lavandula latifolia Villars cv. Grosso)

  • M. Panizza
  • F. Tognoni
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 19)


Lavandin (Fig. 1) is a sterile hybrid between Lavandula officinalis Chaix (≡ L. angustifolia Mill. ≡ L. vera DC) and Lavandula latifolia Villars. L. officinalis grows at higher altitudes than L. latifolia and blooms 10 to 20 days earlier but it frequently shows delayed blooming, hence allowing hybrid formation. Because of the incomplete homology of the chromosomes of the two species, problems arise during meiotic pairing in the hybrid, which is therefore sterile.

Figure 1

Lavandin plants in bloom


Shoot Regeneration Callus Formation Shoot Proliferation Blue Pigment Micropropagated Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Panizza
  • F. Tognoni
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biologia delle Piante AgrarieUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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