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  Re: hybrids, ramblings, spare pollen
From: StellrJ at aol.com on 2001.06.23 at 22:31:11(6863)
In a message dated Fri, 22 Jun 2001 12:03:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, mburack@mindspring.com writes:

thats because you can "throw a little extra pollen on something"..... but what you will most likely get will be an "infloresence with some pollen on it"....nothing more...

Darwin discussed this in _On the Origin of Species_. One of the ways plants separate themselves from their congeners is by rejecting foriegn pollen. Think about it...if all sympatric plants in a genus accepted each other's pollen, soon you would have just one (probably highly variable) species in that region. Nature very seldom hybridizes.

Jason Hernandez

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