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  Amorph. cross
From: "Albert Knight" mrknight at charter.net> on 2006.01.21 at 06:12:46(13751)
Well, I guess a visit from Mr. H was
going to happen, The cross I made earlier this year between Amorphophallus
bulbifer and sumawongii was successful. Bulbifer being the recipient of pollen,
I recieved approx. 100 seeds. They range in varoius sizes, but most are large
seeds from what I am used to seeing. I have no idea on the best way to
germinate them or to even try. My internal curiousometer wants to see what they
might become. Any help would be nice. By the way Last year had been a
terrible year for health, And this year I have gone back to school full time to
get my Civil Engineering degree while still working full time. Hope to see you
all soon. Albert Knight, Beaufort SC
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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2006.01.21 at 13:41:45(13755)
I wouldn't hold my breath here: Amorphophallus bulbifer is
a triploid (3n = 39) and could never ever produce fertile offspring of
interspecific hybrid origin. It always sets purely apomictic seeds (without any
pollination) and produces "offspring" identical to the mother plant.

I am sorry, but I am not buying a ticket to see 100
bulbifer clones..........

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From: hermine hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2006.01.21 at 14:05:13(13756)
At 01:41 PM 1/21/2006, Wilbert Hetterscheid wrote:

I wouldn't hold my
breath here: Amorphophallus bulbifer is a triploid (3n = 39) and could
never ever produce fertile offspring of interspecific hybrid origin. It
always sets purely apomictic seeds (without any pollination) and produces
"offspring" identical to the mother plant.

I am sorry, but I am
not buying a ticket to see 100 bulbifer clones..........

Sorry to disappoint
you....

Cheerio,
Lord P. you know,
when plants behave like this, it makes a regular person HUMBLE.
When critters reproduce by making more of themselves without
intervention, it is like, oh, call it DIVINE. I understand
that frogs do this, which led to some interesting turns of plot in
JURASSIC PARK, the worst movie of the Modern Era. but when I read the
book and the dumb scientist said, oh we used some Rana DNA because our
Tyrannosaurus rex DNA was a little broken, I ALREADY KNEW THE WHOLE
PLOT.
Polyploidy is one of my favourite things.
hermine

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