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Hechtia that will self pollinate

Posted by hotdiggetydam (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 20, 11 at 18:40

I read some where that there is a hechtia that doesn't need a male and female flower to set seed. Does anyone have info on this topic?

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RE: Hechtia that will self pollinate

Hechtia gayorum. Originally named H. gayii, but as it was discovered by a husband/wife team it was corrected to the plural form. At first it was thought to be a H. montana (the only other Hechtia found in Baja California Sur) but it is smaller and 'cuter' and happens to have perfect flowers. I have yet to see it in habitat, but apparently it is found at the very southern tip of Baja.

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