Re: Alocasia pollination

Gabe:  You can refrigerate pollen for a short time and it will remain 
viable.  Pistils are receptive from the first opening of the spathe but 
are no longer receptive usually on the second day.

> Date:          Wed, 13 May 1998 10:19:42 -0500
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> From:          Amy Schlapper <>
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> Subject:       Alocasia pollination

> Hi All,
> I have an Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek' with an open flower that is
> shedding pollen and an A. amazonica 'African Mask' with a flower that is 
> about to open. Does anyone know if it would be possible to cross these
> two, or if it would be possible to self pollinate either? Are the
> pistils fertile before or after the pollen is shed? How long is the
> pollen viable? If there is a way or ways to get seeds from either of
> these plants what would be the best thing to try? If anyone has any
> information that could help me, please e-mail on or off the list which
> ever you prefer, but I really would like some insight here.
> Gabe Thomas

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