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Re: Aroid breeding problems+ Anthurium specific issues

  • Subject: Re: Aroid breeding problems+ Anthurium specific issues
  • From: "Windy Aubrey" <exotics@hawaii.rr.com>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:40:31 -1000

Aloha Leland,

I would be happy to come by and see if I could help in identifying the 
unnamed Anthuriums you are growing, and offer some advise regarding their 
pollination.

Windy


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "brian lee" <lbmkjm@yahoo.com>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2009 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid breeding problems+ Anthurium specific issues


> Dear Aroid-l
>
> Aloha.
>
> 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.
>
> Aloha,
>
> Leland
>
>
> --- 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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