Crinum self-fertility

James Yourch
Thu, 10 Jun 2004 11:49:34 PDT
Joe wrote:

>I have a C. bulbisperumum in my yard and it regularly sets seed, no other 
>plants in bloom nearby.  Does anyone know if C. bulbispermum is
>does it accept its own pollen.  The alternative would be apomictic seed 


In think that bulbispermum and other species Crinums are self-compatible.  I
have had no trouble getting seeds to set when I have selfed a species
Crinum.  I don't know that any are apomictic, although there are some little
Amaryllids (like Zephyranthes citrina) that are.


Jay Yourch

Central North Carolina, USA (USDA Zone 7) 

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