Zephyranthes

John Ignacio via pbs pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:57:25 PDT
Some zephyranthes self pollinate readily -notably the cooperia section which have the stigma below the anthers where pollen readily falls and fertilizes.

Others self pollinate as the flowers close - a survival mechanism.

Others are apomictic, notably citrina, primulina, macrosiphon, and others.  They need no pollen source and even if one is present, the embryo doesn't utilize the DNA.  Seeds are produced but are, in essence, clones of the mother plant.   

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> On Apr 14, 2015, at 7:36 PM, Ernie DeMarie via pbs <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi Bob,
> Most, but not all, species of Zephyranthes will self and set seed.  
> Only way to know is to try. 
> Ernie DeMarie
> North of NYC Z7 but probably made 6 this Feburary, where spring has finally begun, very late, forsythia just about to open, daffodils starting, corydalis solida in full bloom, and yes, the Crinum bulbispermums came through this awful winter unscathed and are starting to regrow. 
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Hoel <bob.hoel@comcast.net>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society listserv <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 12:58 pm
> Subject: [pbs] Zephyranthes
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> 
> Do Zephyranthes self-pollinate?  I have a number of seed pods that formed on my
> pot after blooming recently when no other species bloomed.  The pods have
> ripened and opened.  If they self-pollinate I will send these to the seed
> exchange.
> 
> Bob Hoel
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