What is a garlicule?

Tim Eck via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Sat, 18 Apr 2020 06:25:46 PDT
I have done this with hippeastrum but you need to remember that the third
of the stigma you pollinate does not correspond to the third of the capsule
(cavity) that you open up.  The seeds in each cavity are interlaced with
those from two adjacent segments.  In other genera like crinums it can be
more difficult to separate them.  It seemed successful in hippeastrum.

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 12:26 AM Michael Mace via pbs <
pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:

> Magnificent post, Leo! Thank you.
> I'm curious about one thing. You wrote...
> >Monocots, including garlic, and almost all the plants we like to talk
> about
> here, normally have three carpels per flower.
> Do you know if those three carpels are independent of each other? In other
> words, if I pollinate the stigmas on one carpel and don't pollinate the
> others, will I get a pod with seeds in one third of it, or does the pollen
> fertilize all three carpels?
> I ask because occasionally I'll have a very rare flower and I'd like to
> cross several things on it. If I can pollinate each carpel separately that
> raises some interesting possibilities...
> Thanks,
> Mike
> San Jose, CA
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