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Thread: Crossing P. esseriana with P. moranesis

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    It looks like I have a chance to cross-pollinate P. esseriana with P. moranesis var. caudata this weekend. Is this a viable cross? And if so, has anyone here done it?



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    There are some photos of esseriana x moranensis hybrids at
    http://www.plantarara.com/carnivoren...pinguicula.htm

    Scroll down to Hybriden at the bottom.

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    Wowee, thanks! Looks like it takes after the moranesis side more. Heh, can't wait until primuliflora comes into the mix!
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    Arent P. x 'sethos' and 'weser' this cross?
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    p. 'sethos' and 'weser' are crosses of p.moranesis and p.ehlersiae. I'm going to try it with p.moranesis and p.esseriana. Esseriana is the cute little one, usually doesn't grow more than 1" in diameter.
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    As far as I know, the commonly cultivated clones of P. esseriana don't produce viable pollen. This link shows all the successful crosses known to its author at the time, you will notice that there are none with P. esseriana listed second, as the pollen donor, despite this being one of the commonest species in cultivation. Known Pinguicula Hybrids

    There have been a couple of successful crosses with P. esseriana as the seed parent though.

    So, if I would recommend that you transfer pollen from the P. moranensis to the P. esseriana and not the other way round. Note that very few people have successfully pollinated P. esseriana with another species either.

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    hi, I found out a great way to pollinate Pings is to take the petal of the flower and rub the "flower" to each other.
    I have got some seeds from this metod.
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    Thanks Vic, that's great advice. I'm going to try the "rip off the petals" method first, and see if there's any pollen in that silly esseriana. If not, I'll transfer the P. moranensis pollen to P. esseriana as you've suggested. If there is however, I think Bjorn's "natural" method sound more fun than the q-tip and tweezer method I was planning on.



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