Can hippeastrum evansiae produce h.evansiae seed? (Rick Buell )

mark zukaitis mzukaitis@msn.com
Thu, 07 May 2015 17:44:19 PDT
Diana - if you are in the United States, would you be interested in selling a bulb or offwet of Hippeastrum evansiae?  I would very much like to grow it and other Hippeastrum species.

Thanks
Mark Zukaitis
 
> Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 08:03:38 -0700
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> Subject: Re: [pbs] Can hippeastrum evansiae produce h.evansiae seed? (Rick Buell )
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> I have two clones.  One which used to be called H. anzaldoi which comes 
> from Bolivia, and another (the one usually in circulation) from Brazil.  
> They look different, the H. anzaldoi having no or very little peach 
> coloration and smaller flowers that are ruffled along the edges.  Some 
> sources say H. anzaldoi has been sunk in H. evansiae.  Anyway, crossing 
> them produces seed.
> 
> Diana
> Telos
> > I was told recently that h.evansiae can never be started by seed, i.e. the flower of this species won't accept the pollen of another (non-clonal) h.evansiae, therefore if h.evansiae produces a seed pod, it's necessarily a cross. Does anyone know for sure either way?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Rick Buell
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