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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #233

Maybe you didn't rub hard enough :-)

AFAIK, please correct me, but I believe that Criniums are self-sterile. Even old pollen from the same plant would not do anything.

This brings up another question for all:
Since Criniums form daughter plants on the bulb of the mother plant both are genetically identical. Does this mean that pollen from the one will also not fertilize the other?


At 05:05 AM 7/24/03 -0400, you wrote:
My crinum aquatica is flowering again.  This time
there are two flowers forming on the spike.  The
second flower should probably develop a week or 10
days behind the first flower.  When the plant flowered
last year, I rubbed the sexual parts of the flower
together in the hopes of getting some seeds.  It
didn't work.  Does anyone have experience with saving
pollen?  I plan on saving pollen from the first flower
and using this saved pollen on the second flower in
the hopes of getting some seeds.