Fritillaria 'Lentune Lapchick'

F. (aurea x pinardii) x crassifolia subsp. kurdica

The result of pollinating Fritillaria (aurea x pinardii) with Fritillaria crassifolia subsp. kurdica 'Talish Strain'. The seed was sown in September 2012 and this clone was singled out in 2017. 

The sowing resulted in several clones, all of which look plausible as progeny of the intended parents - bearing in mind that wasps can easily intervene in the pollination process to spoil my intentions!

F. 'Lentune Lapchick' is a sister seedling of F. 'Lentune Lizard' 

The photo (above right) shows that 'Lapchick' has the usual yellow anthers. This contrasts with the brown anthers of  'Lizard'. The only record of the anther colour of their shared pollen parent is shown below. Unfortunately I no longer have this plant and so cannot obtain a better photo! 

Seed parent(F. aurea x pinardii)

Sourced from Kath Dryden around the turn of the millennium. Kath's catalogue provided no information about provenance. The literature contains various references to this hybrid (both natural and man-made).

In conclusion: I think my plant is Rix1602 but cannot be certain.

Pollen parent(F. crassifolia subsp. kurdica 'Talish Strain')

Sourced from Janis Ruksans in 2006.

Janis' 2006 catalogue tells us this stock originated from material collected near the village of Gosmolyan at 1860m in the Talish mountains of Southern Azerbaijan. Collection reference: RSZ-8719