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  Alocasia pollen drop update
From: "thornton-d1 at sky.com" <thornton-d1 at sky.com> on 2016.12.25 at 04:42:41(23726)

Hi

Christmas morning I was greeted with a shower of pollen from A. macrorhiza but none from amazonica. I collected the pollen as the female flowers were no longer sticky and put in a Phil in the fridge with drying crystals and hope it will produce another flower

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From: Marek Argent <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2017.01.05 at 08:41:46(23731)
Hello,

A. x amazonica is a hybrid (polyploid?) and possibly it doesn't
produce pollen, but the female flowers are the most probably
fertile.

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From: "thornton-d1 at sky.com" <thornton-d1 at sky.com> on 2017.01.06 at 12:24:21(23733)
Thank you so much for that info. Neither plant seems to have set fruit. The amazonica is producing another flower. Are amazonica always hybrids that can't produce pollen? So I need a species then? How are new varieties produced in mass I wonder for the plant market? They must be pollinated by species and are not self- fertile. I guess Alocasia macrorriza can't pollinate Alocasia amazonica as they are different species.
David


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From: Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com> on 2017.01.11 at 06:49:14(23734)
Most plants on the mass market are cloned by tissue culture, which is faster than waiting for seedlings to grow.

Jason Hernandez

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