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Re: Aroid breeding problems

  • Subject: Re: Aroid breeding problems
  • From: agrsuw@ku.ac.th
  • Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 15:40:17 +0700

It is called "Cross incompatibility".  It doesn't occur in all aroids, but a few
species.  Pollination with mix pollen might help in some case.  Delay
pollination (pollinate toward the end of anthesis time just before the stigma
surface no longer sticky) might worth a try.

Quoting Brian Williams <pugturd@alltel.net>:

> I have been working on breeding aroids for many years now. I have found
> a few species that show some very interesting traits that I am looking
> to work with. These aroids are self fertile but if I add pollen from a
> different similar species it never takes. I remember having similar
> problems with Amorphophallus bulbifer. What is the cause of this and why
> is the pollen unable to take? It really does not make much sense to me
> sense the plant is fertile and able to receive it's own pollen. I would
> think that a similar species would easily cross with it. Is their any
> way around this barricade?
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