BX 162

Richard xerics@cox.net
Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:19:59 PDT

I received a few seeds of the ?rhodochiton? But so far there is no
germination. I keep them in a greenhouse with a 80 degree minimum temp.
(heat Mat)   Any ideas on germination them. It has been a long while.

The only seed that showed some germination was the Pentstamen.

Vista CA

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[mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Szeszko
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:06 PM
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Subject: [pbs] BX 162


I will do my best to source seeds of both of these plants for you, but
it will not be until September.  I have a few corms of Milla magnifica
that I will be planting in the next few weeks and with some luck they
will produce copious seed.  The other plant that I tentatively have
identified as a Rhodochiton species is growing in my greenhouse and will
likely produce seed, as well.  A botanist was going to confirm the
identify of this plant for me and l will be pass along the information
to the PBS listserv.

The other seed that I offered of Tigridia aff. mortonii in BX 162 has
been confirmed by a Tigridia specialist as, indeed, being this species.
This is a true botanical oddity and the first time that this plant has
collected in over 85 years.   I hope that people who received seeds of
species have luck in growing it to flowering size.  It is the only known
Tigridia species with red flowers.  (Tigridia pavonia has some selected
clones that are red, but in nature it is never this color.)

> Message: 9
> Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 00:02:45 +0100
> From: johannes-ulrich-urban@t-online.de (Johannes-Ulrich Urban)
> Subject: [pbs] BX 162
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
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> Dear All,
> This is an attempt to source one or two of the plants offered as seed 
> at the end of 2007 in the BX 162, especially a Rhodochiton ? species 
> from Mexico and
> perhaps Milla magnifica. I contacted the donor of the seed but he had
> leftovers neither. I am very interested in these plants and wonder if
> someone
> might have just a few seeds left or if someone would be happy to
> seeds
> for me from plants grown from the BX 162 seeds, especially the
> Rhodochiton. I
> am happy to cover all expenses. I very much hope you do not mind me
> in
> this rather unusual way.
> With many thanks and greetings from spring in northern Germany, Uli
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