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From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2000.06.15 at 23:48:16(4795)|
What about to cross Lemna (any species) and Amorphophallus titanum? I
don't know about chromosomal compatibility, but they are really close
relatives (see French's work on restriction sites). The main question to ask
is: Will this thing still float on the water surface during its flowering?
Sorry guys, I couldn't resist... :o)
>The lack of intergeneric hybrids is not total. A Japanese plant
>geneticist has crossed Alocasia odora with C. esculenta (very poor
>seed set and those seedlings raised v. weak growing -as of last
>year none yet flowered) which suggests that there may well be
>complex barriers to overcome (since Alocasia and Colocasia are
>certainly v. closely related). However, another reason is
>undoubtedly that no-one has ever really tried.
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