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Re: splashed ventricosa, will it produce variegated seedlings?

  • Subject: Re: splashed ventricosa, will it produce variegated seedlings?
  • From: michael shelton <wilddog_202@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 16:02:19 -0700 (PDT)

somewhere i think i remember that the type of
streatking on one side of the leaf never moves across
the whole leaf????
--- Bill Meyer <njhosta@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Ray and All,
>       I have a streaked ventricosa here too and I
> tried making crosses on it
> this year. I'm not too sure about the apomixis thing
> myself. I understand
> that ventricosa plants were tested and proved
> apomixic, but with so many
> seedlings around, I can't help but wonder if some
> are not. One of these
> years I'll play around with removing stamens early
> and trying to pollenate.
>       Here's a picture of my plant -
>
http://www.hostalibrary.org/firstlook/StreakedVentricosa.jpg
>       I'm going to go against the grain and predict
> streaked seedlings from
> this plant. I don't see why it wouldn't give them,
> as the streaking looks
> pretty much standard. Even if apomictic, some eggs
> should have been formed
> of mosaic (streaked) tissue, so the resulting
> seedlings should be streaked.
> Shall we have a wager?
>                                         
> .........Bill Meyer
> 
> 
> 
> > I have a ventricosa plant (about 3 years old), one
> of the divisions has 6
> > leaves. Of those 6 leaves, 3 have one white streak
> each. There is no
> variegation
> > on the scapes or pods, they look just like the
> other scapes and pods on
> the
> > plant. If I grow this seed, what are the chances
> of getting some
> variegated
> > (splashed) seedlings?
> >
> > Ray Rodgers, Bartonville, IL, Zone 5
> >
> >
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