Idk how this exactly works

Lesley Richardson via pbs
Thu, 23 Feb 2023 09:53:23 PST
I found this information:
" *The plant we commonly call “amaryllis” is a South American native in the
genus Hippeastrum*, while the true amaryllis or belladonna lilies
(Amaryllis spp.) are from South Africa. Both, however, are in the amaryllis
family (Amaryllidaceae)"

On Thu, Feb 23, 2023 at 9:41 AM Robert Lauf via pbs <> wrote:

>  Just to be clear, my seedling is Hippeastrum X Nerine.  And until it
> blooms, I can only hope it is indeed the targeted cross and not some freak
> parthenogenesis....
> I think embryo rescue makes a lot of plants more orchid-like in their
> intercompatibility because so many intergenerics yield viable embryos but
> the mother plant doesn't recognize them and make some endosperm.  Orchid
> seed culture was devised to get around the fact that orchid seeds never
> have any real endosperm.  So doing the same treatment on
> endosperm-defective seeds of other kinds of plants was a natural thing to
> try and it has been demonstrated many times.  Tubes of sterile medium are
> about $3 a pop in quantity, and a small sterile workstation can be had for
> around $250.  So for the price of a few decent bottles of scotch anyone can
> get in the game!
> Bob
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