Abstract: The invention provides novel strains of Basidiomycetes and more particularly, novel strains of Lyophyllum ulmarium. The novel strains are characterized by having a cap which is not concave when the fruiting body has matured. A process is provided comprising inoculation of Lyophyllum ulmarium with a cap which is not concave when the fruiting body has matured on a medium to form the fruiting body.Also provided is a method comprising the mating of Lyophyllum ulmarium Lu 1-8 with other Lyophyllum ulmarium and the harvesting of Lyophyllum ulmarium with a cap which is not concave when the fruiting body has matured in a term of cultivation up to harvest of the fruiting body that does not exceed 100 days.
Abstract: A method for developing new varieties of plants which host an endophytic fungus, said fungus conferring enhanced performance on its plant host. The method comprises selecting a maternal parent which hosts an endophytic fungus capable of enhancing its host plant's performance. A paternal parent plant of the same or of a different variety as the maternal parent plant is selected. The selected maternal parent plant is then crossed with the selected paternal parent plant. The progeny of the cross which have the desired enhanced-performance characteristics are themselves selected. These progeny are then sexually or asexually propagated and the seed, vegetative propagules, or disseminules harvested.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a new and distinct variety of hybrid maple, which was discovered by me as a variant in a block of Acer on my cultivated property at Perry, Ohio. More particularly, the present invention relates to a novel cultivar of an Acer rubrum.times.Acer saccharinum cross having unusual and distinctive characteristics, now available as Celzam.
Abstract: A new cultivar of Pittosporum tobira, commonly known as Mock Orange or Japanese Pittosporum, characterized by a compact form and appearance and lustrous dark green foliage. The outstanding feature of the new cultivar is a winter hardiness at least adequate for USDA Zone 8 (10.degree.-20.degree. F.) and possibly for USDA Zone 7 (0.degree.-10.degree. F.
Abstract: A new variety of Chrysanthemum morifolium Bailey of the white spray type, known as "Early Fresco" and characterized by a long flowering season, fast response, vigorous growth, and non-susceptibility to tip scorch/loss.
Abstract: A new variety of Dendranthema grandiflora (Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.) for the outdoor garden and for spring flowering greenhouse pot plant culture, characterized by long-lasting blooms which are also early opening, 3.5 cm in diameter, full pompon, white with light yellow center, and resistant to pinking at lower temperatures, on plants of an informally mounded plant habit with small to medium sized leaves on stiff stems.
Abstract: A new variety of Chrysanthemum morifolium Bailey of the yellow spray type, known as "Yellow Fresco" and characterized by a long flowering season, fast response, moderate growth, resistance to petal damping, and non-susceptibility to tip scorch/loss.