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Pollinating albuca spiralis?

Posted by rredbbeard SE CT USA/zone 6 ( on
Thu, Jan 30, 14 at 23:24

I understand that this is (hopefully!) self-fertile. Does anyone have personal experience attempting self pollution of this species?

As the raceme develops and each flower opens, I've been using a cat whisker to probe the flower and try to transfer pollen to the inside tepals, which allows subsequent transfer of the pollen to the pistil. It's an unusual 2-step process, and the whisker is useful because the surface is naturally 'clingy'. Wish me luck!

I'll try my hand at attaching pictures....


Rick in CT

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