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  Hybridizing
From: Durightmm at aol.com on 2000.05.15 at 15:11:57(4580)
Bantas' opinion on hybridizing echos mine. After growing and dabbling with
plants for over 50 years I feel a day wasted if I do not learn something
frrom them or their associates. There is no better way to learn the plant
than study it's flower. The use of a lupe challenges the imagination to
invent a "bee" from the common wood toothpick to more sophisticated ones
that suits the individual flower. It brings joy and dissapointment . How do
we explain the unlikely success between Anthuriums magnificum and pedato
radiatum and not the oft made cross with A.'s clairnervium and
berriozabelensis which has been my lot. I encourage resposible documentation
of attempts and sharing the information so that all can benefit. To
discourage this natural interest among growers seems to fly in the face of
education where botanists teach it. We need the continued wealth of
information botanist and taxonomist provide but I believe growers can provide
them with needed data as the worlds fertile fields decline. As Rodney king
said "Lets all work together" Joe

From: Neil Carroll zzamia at hargray.com> on 2000.05.15 at 19:03:31(4584)
How do
> we explain the unlikely success between Anthuriums magnificum and
pedato
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From: Durightmm at aol.com on 2000.05.16 at 14:44:13(4586)
Perhaps I mislead you that I had attempted crosses between A. magnificum and
A.clairnervium. What I meant to say was that the popular cross between A.
clairnervium and berriiobelenze was denied me. I regret that most of my
crosses were disposed of a few years ago. The A.magnificum -pedato cross is
still here but for some wierd reason attracts whitefly. It is a slow grower
. I suppose nature is telling me who really is in control. Thanks for the
inquiry Joe

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