Sharing seeds of rare plants

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:00:47 PST
In this regard of cultivated species changing so much - line bred 
orchids (staying within the species and not hybridized often no longer 
resemble their wild ancestors. The flowers are larger and bulkier and 
may no longer be suitable for their natural pollinators, instead now 
evolving to suit the tastes of their artificial pollinators, man. In 
addition with every generation the seeds germinate more easily and 
growth is more vigorous and consistent - not in synch with the seasons 
and vagaries of ancestral climates which may demand some dormancy.


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