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  Re: [Aroid-l] Intrageneric crossing - a good reference
From: "Peter Boyce" botanist at malesiana.com> on 2006.01.28 at 22:39:56(13782)
Hi Marek

There's a lot more to it than just ovule number. They have very different
inforescence shoot morphology and infructescence/fruit/seed structure, the
latter linked to diffent dispersal mechanisms.

Before we all get too excited about intergeneric hybrids 'proving' that two
genera should be moerged it's wort recalling the number of intergeneric hybrids
in the orchids, especially the vandoid orchids, where I beleive up to seven
genera (maybe more - I'm a tad out of date) have been used to make a commercial
hybrid including crosses involving Phalaenopsis and Vanda.

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