Phodophiala bifida or Oxblood Lily

Tony Avent
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 04:16:26 PDT

The Texas clone, which has been named R. bifida 'Hill Country Red', was self-sterile for us, but sets seed just find when grown near other clones.

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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Tim Chapman
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2012 6:33 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] re Phodophiala bifida or Oxblood Lily

> .
> However no luck crossing it (or wild bifida, for that matter)) with Chilean
> species such as R. advena.   Anyone else have luck with that?

Haven't been following this thread earlier, but isn't the Texas form a triploid?  That certainly would explain lack of seed production when selfed.  Does anybody know the ploidy level of the Texas form X wild bifida  crosses?

Tim Chapman

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