Re: hybrids, ramblings, spare pollen
- Subject: Re: hybrids, ramblings, spare pollen
- From: StellrJ@aol.com
- Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2001 00:31:11 -0500 (CDT)
In a message dated Fri, 22 Jun 2001 12:03:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
thats because you can "throw a little extra pollen on something"..... but what you will most likely get will be an "infloresence with some pollen on it"....nothing more...
Darwin discussed this in _On the Origin of Species_. One of the ways plants separate themselves from their congeners is by rejecting foriegn pollen. Think about it...if all sympatric plants in a genus accepted each other's pollen, soon you would have just one (probably highly variable) species in that region. Nature very seldom hybridizes.