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Re: Aroid breeding problems

  • Subject: Re: Aroid breeding problems
  • From: <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 10:22:26 +0000

Dear Brian,

Because GOD--and some aroid freaks around (I GUESS I am one of them) don`t like hybrids!  :--)

Seriously, I`m certain that others will explain the ''whys'' of this ''reluctance'' of a ''good'' species to ''reject'' the pollen of another seemingly related species, but if there were not these ''barricades'' would`nt you think that pretty soon there would only be ONE species "left standing"?


> Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 17:35:51 -0500
> From: pugturd@alltel.net
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Aroid breeding problems
> 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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