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The production of a physiological puzzle: how Cytisus adami confused and inspired a century’s botanists, gardeners, and evolutionists

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‘Adam’s laburnum’ (or Cytisus adami), produced by accident in 1825 by Jean-Louis Adam, a nurseryman in Vitry, became a commercial success within the plant trade for its striking mix of yellow and purple flowers. After it came to theattention of members of La Socie´te´ d’Horticulture de Paris, the tree gained enormous fame as a potential instance of the much sought-after ‘graft hybrid’, a hypothetical idea that by grafting one plant onto another, a mixture of the two could be produced. As I sh...

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10.1007/s40656-018-0207-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2062-7022
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
3
Publication date:
2018-08-21
Acceptance date:
2018-07-08
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EISSN:
1742-6316
ISSN:
0391-9714
Pubs id:
pubs:951592
URN:
uri:2fe76f10-4764-4a48-8cc9-c9bcb74f9e54
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uuid:2fe76f10-4764-4a48-8cc9-c9bcb74f9e54
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pubs:951592
Paper number:
48

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