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Re: Pinellia Polly Spout

  • Subject: Re: Pinellia Polly Spout
  • From: James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 07:59:20 -0500

>  Pinellia 'Polly Spout' (P. tripartita x P. pedatisecta), ... and P. 
>cordata. ...are identical to the original clone except for their 
>size, which is uniformly 50% large than the parent...quite 

Dear Tony,
	This is quite interesting. Are these larger Polly sterile, also?

	I suppose it is possible that the introduction of pollen from 
P. cordata influenced chromosome replication somewhere along the line 
and these larger "hybrids" may be triploid or tetraploid. If the 
latter they might have increased fertility.

	And it will be interesting to see if Polly and the new larger 
Polly that are now growing together  can cross breed.  Is  a fertile 
'Super Polly' in the future.?

	Derek if you are in the market for smaller Pinellia I can 
recommend both P. cordata and P. peltatum. Both very attractive 
smaller less aggressive species.

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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