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    You make a very good point. Well, with that idea put aside, let me go a little off topic. I think people were saying that our private collections couldn't bring back wild populations because of clones. If people really like a particular clone, then everybody buys it. If it's male, you had better hope than one of the few female seedgrown ones was purchased by an experienced grower. As we see here, there are some situations where this isn't true and there may be greater genetic diversity in cultivation than in the wild.

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    actually you could come up with a decent genetic variety from 4 different adult clones(2 male/2 female) with a species with decent sized flower spikes you could probably wind up with several thousand seedlings in a couple years.

    with the right networking between growers even a small number of clones(aslong as you have both sexes) could yeild a large number of plants with atleast a slight variation in their genetic code.
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    Which is why I always go for seed-grown, rather than tissue-cultured plants. For plants like clipeata where there are only 3 or 4 TC lines in culture, extinction through lack of genetic diversity is a real issue. However, for many other species where there are hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of seed-grown individuals, it is a completely different story. The main issue is to know which grow you obtained a particular plant from, and whether it was seed-grown or tissue-cultured, which is important from a breeding/genealogy perspective.
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    which is why i am looking for a nice male veitchii or two as i have a female highland one.............you would think that wouldnt be to hard of a search wouldnt yah? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    Small world, I have a female highland veitchii too! lol




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    lol, btw does anyone have any males? ive got an adult cutting that is from an unsexed plant so i MIGHT have a male but if the person i got it from hasnt flowered it, i dont know that i can. i dont hear about flowering veitchii all that often which is odd given all the hybrids and decent number of clones floating around
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    Ah, but are they from the same location?? Veitchii is found in a wide area, so there are many different locational variants around...
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    very true, but if it came to a species faced with extinction and only say 6 different clones. even if there are two different locations(provided they will grow at the same temps and such) do you cross the two locations in order to up the genetic variation or just keep the same location together?

    BTW i dont care what locale, i just would be happy with ANY male veitchii......i dont know mines locale anyways as it is a cutting from a plant that was brought to the US in the late 70's or early 80's according to the source.
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