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  Re: [Aroid-l] Intrageneric crossing - a good reference
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.01.24 at 04:23:48(13773)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Monday, January 23, 2006 1:13 AM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Intrageneric crossing - a good reference

Dear Peter,

Thanks---to put this in a nutshell, it is suspected and confirmed by the
1988 testing that the ORIGINAL collected plant was a hybrid between two
COLOCASIA species, C. esculenta X C. gigantia, not between a Colocasia X
Alocasia. AND--a cross between Alocasia brsibanensis X Colocasia
esculenta was made by man, ONE seed developed into ONE plant. This
confirms that a cross is remotely possible between these two seemingly
closely related genera, in which the dividing lines between these two genera
are still vague, and that it is easier for two different species within the
SAME genus can and will cross.


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