Sprekelia howardii

Douglas Westfall eagle85@flash.net
Sun, 17 Feb 2008 12:18:48 PST
"What evidence do you have that these seedlings are not hybrids?"


I have been told by several botanists that the microwave treatment   
kills the "killed" pollen's chemicals stimulates the receptor flower  
to allow pollination by its own pollen. Karl King wrote,"It has been  
found --sometimes-- that "killed" pollen may germinate (pollen tube  
emerges) but cannot cause fertilization."

I have had others, but cannot put my "fingers" on them right now.

I do know that the leaves are very "fine" which is unlike S.  
formosissima. Perhaps only time will tell.


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