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Re: Aroid breeding problems+ Anthurium specific issues

  • Subject: Re: Aroid breeding problems+ Anthurium specific issues
  • From: brian lee <lbmkjm@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:30:35 -0800 (PST)

Dear Aroid-l


I have some large growing Anthurium...no data, so I do not know if they are species or hybrids.  They are beautiful.  I do not want to hybridize them in case they are species, so I have attempted to self them.  Does anyone have any tips for collecting the spare pollen and then, is there a preferred method of storage?  I can barely get any pollen from the spadixes and a goodly amount tends to fall away.  These are planted in a landscape, so I do not have the luxury of being indoors in a wind free environment.  Some of the spadixes seem to set fruit, only to have them abort soon after.  All advice would be gratefully received.



--- On Tue, 1/6/09, mossytrail <mossytrail@hctc.com> wrote:

> From: mossytrail <mossytrail@hctc.com>
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid breeding problems
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 2:34 PM
> > 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.
> > 
> That is part of the speciation process.  As long as two
> forms are still interfertile, someone can argue they are
> still the same species.  Two subspecies become two species
> when they lose the ability to interbreed.
> As far as evolution, actually very little of it is the
> result of hybridization.  Rather the opposite: two
> populations become isolated, and accumulate different
> mutations in the different locations.  This acumulation of
> mutations eventually makes them different enough that they
> can no longer interbreed -- at which time we say they have
> speciated.
> Jason Hernandez
> Naturalist-at-Large
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