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    Woolly cross questions

    So, I spent a little time over the past few weeks hand crossing D. lanata with D. kenneallyi. I don't think the lanata pods are ready for harvesting just yet but i pulled off a few of the kenne pods and got a somewhat small, but still decent yield of seeds.

    So first question, are lanata and kenneallyi self fertile? If that's the case, should I be worried about having mixed seed results?

    Second, will the seeds produced on the kenne be different than those produced on lanata?

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    I wouldn't know if they are self fertile, but I do know that you will get some variability between the seeds from the different mother plants.

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    As far as I know none of the Petiolaris complex dews are self fertile. They require two different clones to produce seeds.
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    Crystal is correct, none of the petiolaris are self fertile.

    As for the question of parent influence on offspring. I have never noticed that reciprocal crosses yield drastically different progeny so I do not think there is a significant parental influence. However, I have found that the general variability in the seed is sometimes rather extreme so you could get a few weird surprises.
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    well, at least that means i successfully made some hybrid seeds, even if it was a small yield. This should be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro View Post
    However, I have found that the general variability in the seed is sometimes rather extreme so you could get a few weird surprises.
    One of the very cool things about growing any plant from seed. The potential for some variant is worth the wait....
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    sorry to bring this back, but I only had 1 D. falconeri that flowered and produced seeds.
    It seems that everyone here is saying that petiolaris sundews are infertile, so does this mean that it D. falconerii is self-fertile, or that the seeds will not grow if planted?
    Otherwise, could it be that it crossed w/ a non-petiolaris sundew in bloom?
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    Tamlin said in another thread that once in a blue moon you get lucky and plants that are normally not self-pollinating will produce seeds.

    Unless you had a pollinator (e.g. nectar/pollen attracted insects or human agent) it is highly unlikely that they were cross-pollinated with some other species let alone compatible chromosome counts. However anything is possible. Only you can answer what else was flowering at the same time in your growing area.

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