x 'Boopharyllis' pollen sterility?

Tim Harvey zigur@hotmail.com
Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:44:05 PDT
I am not sure as to how one would differentiate between female sterility - i.e. a genetic inability to produce seed, and incompatibility, i.e. not being given the right pollen.
I have several plants which do not produce seed but whose pollen I use in hybrids, wo the pollen from your plants could be fine.
I saw flowering Brunsvigia radula and namaquana yesterday!
 T> Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:55:45 -0700> From: kjblack@pacbell.net> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> Subject: [pbs] x 'Boopharyllis' pollen sterility?> > I have a question for the experts .... these crosses between> Boophone disticha (seed parent) and Amaryllis belladonna (pollen parent) seem to be sterile as it appears again this year the ovaries/pods which swell are full of nothing but air.   I have had a total of 8 scapes this year and nothing ... yet. >  > Could the pollen off this hybrid be fertile?  >  > I've been brushing its pollen on hybrid A.belladonnas (with Brunsvigia heritage) and it appears seed is developing.  I also did this last year and a lot of seed developed which seemed a bit larger than normal A.belladonna seed, but germinated well and otherwise look like normal A.belladonna seedlings. >  > Here are a couple links to shots of this x'Boopharyllis' ...>  > http://www.flickr.com/photos/amarguy/2718943764/>  > http://www.flickr.com/photos/amarguy/2713270134/>  > http://www.flickr.com/photos/amarguy/2742635323/>  > http://www.flickr.com/photos/amarguy/2755219211/>  > Ken> San Diego> zone 10>  > _______________________________________________> pbs mailing list> pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/

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