was Amaryllis cross with Clivia

ds429 ds429@frontier.com
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:03:54 PST
Has anyone heard any news about progress in crossing Clivia with Cryptostephanus?

On Wed, 3/4/15, Nathan Lange <plantsman@comcast.net> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [pbs] Amaryllis cross with Clivia
 To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
 Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 3:25 PM
 species of Amaryllis, Clivia, and Hippeastrum have a
 number of 2n = 22, suggesting
 that a hybrid between any two of these 
 genera is theoretically possible. I suppose
 that is part of the 
 ongoing allure to
 attempt these intergeneric crosses. Of course, 
 there are many potential obstacles to creating
 such a hybrid and 
 success seems extremely
 unlikely without embryo rescue. There is 
 frequent mention of a Clivia x Hippeastrum
 hybrid created by the late 
 Gordon McNeil in
 South Africa called 'Green Girl' but there is no 
 evidence that I can find substantiating the
 claim that it is a true 
 intergeneric cross.
 The picture of 'Green Girl' looks like just 
 another nice Clivia selection:
 'Green Girl' appears to be the only
 purported intergeneric hybrid 
 described on
 the Clivia Register list.
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