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  Re: [Aroid-l] Intrageneric crossing?
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.01.20 at 23:59:18(13742)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Friday, January 20, 2006 10:49 PM
To : "Discussion of aroids"
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Intrageneric crossing?

I know that you are speaking about a Colocasia X Alocasia cross, not the
other shown in the photos. Pete, if at all poss., check the other 'alleged
cross', as Dieffenbachia has 2n = 34, 68 chromosomes while Aglaonema has
2n@, 60,80, 100, 120 (70, 110) chromosomes. I`m NOT good at
understanding the above, but they don`t seem compatable if you compare the
numbers. The sexual structures of the spadix also look a lot different
(the info. came from TGOA).
I can believe a cross of Alocasia w/ Colocasia, as these genera seem VERY
much alike, and the lines seperating these two genera are often 'blurred',
but the claim of Dieffenbachia X Aglaonema makes me wonder.

The Best,


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