Sharing seeds of rare plants

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:21:55 PST
It seems that Amorphophallus titanum specimens at various botanic 
gardens are blooming more frequently on younger plants and with smaller 
inflorescences. Are we selecting for this? It may be time to introduce 
new genes from the wild into our captive polulations. 

I've grown many choice self-seeding annuals starting from a single 
specimen for years (Impatiens namchabarwensis being one, another Solanum 
atropurpureum). Eventually inbreeding depression takes place and the 
plants have less vigor and succumb.

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