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    Cross pollination

    I have a D.Helodes "reel" and a D.Capensis they are both in flower i put some cape pollen in the D.Helodes. Will this cross produce seed

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    This will not be possible. D. capensis and D. helodes are plants from two very different subgenera. Capensis is a typical sundew, and could be crossed with many of the widepsread tropical and northern temperate sundews, but D. helodes is a pygmy sundew, has a very different chromosomal number, and completely different forms of growth and reproduction. Though they are both sundews, they are worlds apart in genetics and could never be compatible.
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    Ok thanks

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    However, you should be able to self-pollinate the capensis, and self-pollination may be poible with the helodes as well.
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    Ok cool

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