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Re: "Bee" pods

  • Subject: Re: "Bee" pods
  • From: "mikeg1310" <redear@infinet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 13:21:53 -0000

Bill I have a question relating to this. Is the single grain of 
pollen I can see with the naked eye one grain or is it a cluster of 

Mike Greenfield 

--- In iris-talk@y..., Bill Shear <wshear@e...> wrote:
> On 5/21/02 8:03 AM, "iris-talk@y..." <iris-talk@y...>
> wrote:
> > Some of what we are talking about here is 'deja vu all over 
> > Rarely do I put pollen on all three lips, and I get full pods.  
> > Denman used to say, 'It takes only one grain!'  And he said that 
> > reference to getting a full pod.
> Dr. Denman was wrong about that.  One pollen grain can fertilize 
one ovule
> and produce one seed.  Period.  Maybe he meant that one grain could 
induce a
> pod, but that pod would contain at most a single seed.
> Bill Shear

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