Hippeastrum x Crinum cross?

manicFebruary 20, 2006

Recently I was purchased a hippeastrum for my birthday. Being new at this I followed the instructions with the bulb and the plant is now in spike. At the same time my crinum which I have moved into my heated greenhouse to overwinter has exploded into growth and is also in spike. Both being in the Amaryllidaceae family, would it be possible to cross these two plants?

would greatly appreciate any info on this matter, as well as hybridization in General

Thanks in advance for any info!!!

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This is unlikely -
Without particular laboratoy rechniques it is impossible.
Hippeastrum is situated within the american branch of the amaryllidacean family tree, Crinum is in the african.
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    Bookmark   February 20, 2006 at 4:42PM
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Lol, Thanks, I doubted it would work but it doesnt hurt to ask.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2006 at 3:49AM
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Hans, you mean that it might be possible in laboratory environment? Or you are just guessing?

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 2:08PM
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Yes I read about a crossing experiment between Hippeastrum and Amaryllis belladonna which was carried out in a laboratory. But, there appeared no later news about the outcome of that very amalgamation between these Amaryllids of the American and the African branch...

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 4:36PM
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What two plants were used to create the Amarcrinum?? I was under the impression it was an amaryllis and a crinum... or are we talking about species when it comes to the Amarcrinum?

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 4:59PM
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amazindirt(7A mid-TN)

Amarcrinum is Amaryllis belladonna x Crinum moorei . Our "amaryllis" are actually Hippeastrum.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 7:07PM
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Right... I knew Amarcrinum couldn't be a result of a hybrid hippi... I was just unsure what it was comprised of... I figured that one of the ancestors was a species... interesting...

    Bookmark   January 16, 2008 at 1:42AM
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Does anyone know a source for unusual amaryllis and Hippeastrum hybrids?

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 6:48PM
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