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Re: Aroid breeding problems

  • Subject: Re: Aroid breeding problems
  • From: <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:28:49 +0000

Dear Brian,

I was just kidding---do what makes you happy. 
Concerning a ''lot of species being 'natural hybrids", I don`t believe that, but it will take someone more patient and knowledgable to explain that to you.   Maybe next Sept. you and Dr. Croat or John Banta can get into a discussion on that topic.  Till then, good luck with your work!

The Best,


> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 02:39:05 -0500
> From: pugturd@alltel.net
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Aroid breeding problems
> It looks like the pollen of this plant is good on other plants in the
> same genus but no pollen from the other species seems to work with it. I
> am guessing I will have to back cross the hybrids back to the this plant
> the father.
> Julius as for pure species aren't alot of them just ancient natural
> hybrids? I have always loved the true species. The problem is some of
> the best forms are hard for me to grow up north. So I am trying to make
> them a little faster hardier and tougher. Adding color and other traits
> is always a pluse. Don't worry Julius I am not messing with any of your
> favorite genus groups (YET!)
> I know this may open a box of worms, but I am curious if these plants
> are said to evolve from one another then why are these barricades even
> present? I can see this being more difficult for other genus but for
> different species it seems very odd. You would think more genus crosses
> would be more frequent and not as rare as they seem to be as well. Just
> my thoughts.
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