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Re: [IGSROBIN] Geraniums Chromosome number question & hybridizing

  • Subject: Re: [IGSROBIN] Geraniums Chromosome number question & hybridizing
  • From: Alby Scriven <SCRIVENS@BIGPOND.COM>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 09:46:33 +1000
  • Comments: RFC822 error: <W> Incorrect or incomplete address field found and ignored.

Hello Lillian,
I wish you good luck with your efforts.  A good way to start would be to
check out my web page list of Geraniums 'By Families'. This will give you
the close relationships which are the safest bet. However, as you will have
read in recent discussions on the Robin, give other more unlikely crosses a
You will find the list at
<A HREF="http://www.users.bigpond.com/SCRIVENS/gerspec.html">Geranium
Cultivars By Family
Regards Alby
Geraniaceae Is All Around The World
<A HREF="http://www.users.bigpond.com/SCRIVENS/">Click to visit my web
<A HREF="mailto:SCRIVENS@bigpond.com">Email me</A>

> From: Lillian Champion <Liliaceae4@AOL.COM>
> Subject: Re: Geraniums Chromosome number question & hybridizing
> Date: Wednesday, June 16, 1999 6:22 AM
> Hi
> I am wondering if anyone has any information regarding the chromosome
> of some of the more common true Geraniums, especially pratense,
> wallichianum, x  cantabriense, macrorrhizum, monacense, x oxonianum, &
> himalayense?
> I have been making quite a few crosses this spring especially with G.
> macrorrhizum as seed parent since this one is very adaptable in my
> Now that more are in bloom I will also start using x cantabriense
> as a seed parent, using larger flowered kinds such as pratense as pollen
> parent.
> If I knew the chromosome counts and had some idea of which species will
> with which, I would be able to better concentrate my efforts.
> Thanks
> Lillian
> 5000 ft. So. Calif Mtns, zone 7

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