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    Well folks, I've gone and done it. Went out on the deck yesterday, and found that my typical capensis and my spatulata were flowering simultaneously. RAN inside (almost killed myself tripping over the cat) to get my tweezers. Removed the stamens (anthers? whatever it is that holds the pollen..forgive me) with the tweezers, and trasferred the pollen to the other flower...
    Here's to hoping...anyone know if this cross is even possible? I was so pyched to actually have flowers openning together I didn't even give that a second thought!
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    *****Crosses fingers and wishes Schloaty luck!******

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    Schloaty,

    Don't forget to mention to everyone that the flowers closed soon after the attempted cross.


    Btw, I verified it, it definately is a viable cross. Apparently Kamil Pasek was growing it awhile back. Can't seem to find any pictures though.

    On another note, from what i've also seen, it's normally a sterile hybrid. ICPS had something written on colchine treatments that included this.

    Btw, did you also do the inverse cross?
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    Botany 101: you are right in both case for the parts holding pollen: the whole male structure in a flower is called stamens, and the upper part of this structure is the anther.

    good luck with this cross and let us notified! I am curious to see the offsprings!

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    Btw, did you also do the inverse cross?[/QUOTE]
    Why, yes I did! I figured, "what shall I do with these stamens that I removed from the capensis....Hmmmm, well I already removed the stamens from the spatulata, so viola!"

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    Tom, you and me both! If this works I will absolutely flip! Kinda like the first time I successfully rooted a nep cutting.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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    Good luck!

    You must remember though, that unless you removed the stamens from flower #1 before the pollen was mature, pollinating it as well with pollen from flower #2 will not necessarilly result in a cross. Flower #1 could also have self-pollinated itself, as drosera often do.

    As it is you are likely to get pure selfed seed, with possibly some hybrid seeds mixed in [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

    -noah [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Noah,
    I was pretty carefull when I removed the stamens...but you're right, there may have been some selfing involved...I'll just have to sow everything and see, now won't I? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    As far as ripe goes, though, since the flowers were fully open, I assume the pollen was ripe. Hope I'm right about that.
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    Not necessarily, but GOOD LUCK! This could be a very interesting plant.
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