Fragaria viridis

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Fragaria viridis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Fragaria
Species: F. viridis
Binomial name
Fragaria viridis
Duchesne

Fragaria viridis is a species of strawberry native to Europe and central Asia. It has extremely small berries with fine flavour. They have surprisingly little of the usual strawberry aroma, but a refreshing acidity, and sometimes ripen without becoming red. When they are plucked from the plant, the calyx will usually adhere and they will detach with a noticeable cracking sound.[1][2]

All strawberries have a base haploid count of 7 chromosomes. Fragaria viridis is diploid, having 2 pairs of these chromosomes for a total of 14 chromosomes.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b F. viridis data from GRIN Taxonomy Database
  2. ^ a b Den Virtuella Floran Swedish site with good F. viridis photos.

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