Blooming of hybrid Urospatha
- To: lindsey
- Subject: Blooming of hybrid Urospatha
- From: "Julius Boos" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 4 May 1997 11:45:49 -0500
Today I was able to examine the first infloresence recorded of a hybrid
Urospatha on one of my plants grown from seed produced by hand pollenating an
infloresence of U. sagittifolia [originally collected on the Orinoco Delta in
Venezuela] with pollen from an infloresence of a plant of U. grandis
[originally collected at Tortuguero Canal in Costa Rica, Cen. America]. Both
of these plants are pictured in my article " Experiencing Urospathas"
published in Aroideana Vol. 16 of 1993.
The infloresence apears to be a good "mix" of it`s parents, with the thinner
texture and color of U. grandis, and the "tighter" spiral of U. sagittifolia,
and it`s odor is like U. sagittifolia. The leaves of this hybrid demonstrate
the shape of U. sagittifolia, but with the more bullate surface texture of U.
I will attempt to photograph the plant and infloresence, as it may assist in
the pending review of the genus.
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