Tecophilaea pollination

diana chapman rarebulbs@cox.net
Sat, 04 Mar 2006 07:29:37 PST
Hi Jim:

Mine are all forming seed pods.  Just take a small paint brush and wiggle it
all the way down inside.  You should see pollen on the brush.  The anthers
and stigma are way down there.

Telos Rare Bulbs
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim McKenney" <jimmckenney@starpower.net>
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 7:24 AM
Subject: [pbs] Tecophilaea pollination

> The presence of a Tecophilaea flower in full bloom and a second on the
way -
> and the potential to cross pollinate them and get seed - has me
> about starting a Tecophilaea farm.
> But I don't see obvious anthers or stigmas. Are they buried down in the
> flower? Will I have to tear apart the bloom to get to them?
> Any advice from more practiced hands will be appreciated.
> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, prospective proprietor of
> Tecophilaeas R Us.
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