Spontaneous seed set on Hippeastrum

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:17:00 PST
That explains it.  So many of my amaryllises are developing seed pods, and I
didn't play cupid!  Well, I guess I'll let them develop and send in the seed
to the BX.

Thanks Alan!

Dennis in Cincinnati

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 6:05 PM, Nolo Contendere <bulbman@hotmail.com>wrote:

> Dennis,
> Tetraploid (2n = 44 chromosomes) hippeastrum hybrids and those few
> tetraploid spp., frequently self pollinate and set seed.  The
> self-incompatability of deiploid amaryllis breaks down when the
> chromosomes are doubled.
> Alan Meerow
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