x 'Boopharyllis' pollen sterility?

Ken kjblack@pacbell.net
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:55:45 PDT
I have a question for the experts .... these crosses between
Boophone disticha (seed parent) and Amaryllis belladonna (pollen parent) seem to be sterile as it appears again this year the ovaries/pods which swell are full of nothing but air.   I have had a total of 8 scapes this year and nothing ... yet. 
Could the pollen off this hybrid be fertile?  
I've been brushing its pollen on hybrid A.belladonnas (with Brunsvigia heritage) and it appears seed is developing.  I also did this last year and a lot of seed developed which seemed a bit larger than normal A.belladonna seed, but germinated well and otherwise look like normal A.belladonna seedlings. 
Here are a couple links to shots of this x'Boopharyllis' ...
San Diego
zone 10

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