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    Scotty, do u know anthing about hybrids?

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    Ok that is Statik2426 that is nasty [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] . I believe hybrids are cross polinating different plants that are in the same genus.
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    It doesn't have to be the same genus, as long as the plants can cross, the offspring is a hybrid. Granted, any plant that can do this should be in the same genus, but because naming is a little weird it doesn't always work out that way.



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    Hybrids Don't have to be the same genus, as many orchid hybrids are from different genera....It has something to do with the chromosonal count....I'm not really sure what the relationship is... Hyrbids definately have to be of the same...er..family? (is family the one right over genus? I foget my high school biology).



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    So you can mix a nep and sarr together? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] I did not think that was possible? huh
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    so can i get a dandelion and fertilise a venus flytrap flower

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    muntant plants [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]

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    Hybrids are created by cross pollenating plants of 2 different species within the same genus. So crossing different cultivars (ie. Dente, Akai Ryu) of Dionaea muscipula (VFT) wouldn't be a hybrid. But for instance crossing different members of the Sarracenia genus with one another (like alata x psittacina) would give you hybrid pitcher plant seed. For some genuses like Sarracenia, all the species contained within that classification are able to cross pollinate each other, allowing them all to be crossed producing hybrids. For some other genus such as Drosera, not all species can cross pollinate. This has to do with the fact that typically equal numbers of chromosomes (large pieces of DNA, or genetic material) are required to create viable seed (there are exceptions to this, but they require nature or chemicals to cause a plant to have multiple copies of their chromosomes...a very rare event in nature). I have never heard of plants from differing genuses (but the same family) being successfully hybridized, although I know someone attempted to cross Dionaea with a Drosera.

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