Brunsvigia self sterility
Tue, 16 Nov 2010 04:07:57 PST
Doryanthes is in Doryanthaceae

Only one genus.


Nov 16, 2010 12:12:26 AM, wrote:

Jim's answer has me wondering - what is the best test for the occurence of apomixy? I frequently see many presumed instances of self-pollination, but never any proof, or even consideration of potential apomixy. This is a general botanical question, not limited to geophytes.
I'm not sure Doryanthes are in the Agavaceae either.
> capsules producing one or two seeds 
> were produced by Apomixis, I tested this out in a subsequent year by using 
> the pollen of a real outlier Doryanthes exsela a massive Agavaceae from 
> Australia known as the Gymea lily. I managed to get one to two seeds from 
> each Brunsvigia flower polinated by Doryanthes - but the seeds were all 
> Brunsvigia josephinea.            

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