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Re: [aroid-l] help with pollination

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] help with pollination
  • From: "Alan Galloway" <alan_galloway@ncsu.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 08:19:55 -0500

> My variegated A. konjac 'Shattered Glass' is flowering for the first
> time. Even the spathe is variegated rosy red and purple.
> I wanted to get seed from it by crossing it with other cultivars (using
> it as the female) but it is about a week ahead of my other clones.
> Can I self-pollinate it?

Extremely unlikely

> Can I save pollen just in case I want to cross it as a male?

Yes.  Just brush the pollen into a small container and store in
the Fridge

> Any instructions on pollination are helpful. 

Use to pollinate the next flowering of an Am. konjac just as the
spathe is opening up.

Good luck,

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