Ploidy and Fertility

Hans-Werner Hammen
Wed, 12 Dec 2007 13:09:19 PST
Okay, Amaryllis belladonna appears rather promiscuitive - since crossbreeding succeeded with Brunsvigia, Crinum and Nerine, and I would veritably not be astonished if it crossed with Boophone and Ammocharis also.

But, as we all know, too, is, that this is not an argument for re-placing these within one genus.
(Sorry Tim, if I misunderstood the term "time for the taxonomists to catch up")

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> Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 15:53:10 -0500
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Ploidy and Fertility
> Tim's right, there is a plant called Amaryllis paradisicola. I've seen
> pictures of it, so I should have know better.
> One other way to get more species: given the easy "hybridization" of
> Amaryllis and Brunsvigia, I've long been waiting for someone to combine
> those genera: the plants have already done it, now it's time for the
> taxonomists to catch up.
> Jim McKenney
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