Boophone excitement!
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 21:05:47 PDT

In a message dated 7/3/12 1:58:35 PM, writes:

> the peripheral, earlier-blooming flowers had better seed set than the 
> later blooming central flowers
With Narcissus tazetta and also the Amaryllis belladonna hybrids I notie 
that the upper florets in the cluster (first to open) are capable of FAR more 
seeds than the last to open.   I have always assumed the later florets just 
have fewer ovules to work with.   However, I have also noticed though that 
those last florets are virtually always the only ones receptive to 
outcrossing to other species such as Brunsvigia josephinae or Crinum moorei

Best wishes,

Bill the Bulb Baron (William R.P. Welch)

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