Sprekelia howardii

Tim Harvey zigur@hotmail.com
Sun, 17 Feb 2008 12:50:39 PST
Thanks Doug,
I've done the same thing myself, but in the case where some characteristics are strongly dominant, I'm keen to try and find a way to determine that the plants really did self.
I guess karyotyping would be one option.
 T> From: eagle85@flash.net> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 12:18:48 -0800> Subject: Re: [pbs] Sprekelia howardii> > "What evidence do you have that these seedlings are not hybrids?"> > Tim,> > I have been told by several botanists that the microwave treatment > kills the "killed" pollen's chemicals stimulates the receptor flower > to allow pollination by its own pollen. Karl King wrote,"It has been > found --sometimes-- that "killed" pollen may germinate (pollen tube > emerges) but cannot cause fertilization."> > I have had others, but cannot put my "fingers" on them right now.> > I do know that the leaves are very "fine" which is unlike S. > formosissima. Perhaps only time will tell.> > Doug> _______________________________________________> pbs mailing list> pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/

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