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Re: Hybrids

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Hybrids
  • From: "Bonaventure W Magrys" <magrysbo@shu.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 18:57:33 -0500 (CDT)

Can't put these back in nature with the same sucess. This is not the original
(but it is within variation) characteristic of the species. Reestablishment of
"improved" cultivars may lead to improper growth timing, reduced seed dormancy,
ect... Larger more colorful flowers may also not be as attractive to the
pollinator as they are to the human eye.

>>>>>>>>>SelbyHort@aol.com on 05/02/2000 05:58:10 PM
Please respond to aroid-l@mobot.org

To:  Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
cc:  (bcc: Bonaventure W Magrys/ADM/SHU)

Subject:  Re: Hybrids

Neil Carrol wrote about hybrids and I have to say that one of our clones of
Anthurium dressleri, which is a selfing of the clonotype, grows far easier
than the original plant collected from the wild. Sometimes selection via
sibling crosses or selfing of species can provide some additional vigor or
horticultural improvements not known in the parent(s). One does not
necessarily need to resort to hybridizing different species to get
interesting results. It is also true that the hybrids of Anthurium dressleri
are indeed much easier to grow and some of these hybrids are exceptional

Donna Atwood

<< Some times a plant that is desirable is not easily grown. Sometimes some of
 these desirable traits may be crossed onto a kindred species which is easier
 to grow. ( Anth. dressleri is hard to grow in Florida, but it's hybrids are
 grown very well there)

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