Re: N. Mixta

From: Richard Brown (
Date: Sun Mar 28 1999 - 20:13:44 PST

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 23:13:44 -0500
From: "Richard Brown" <>
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Subject: Re: N. Mixta

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>Date: Sun, Mar 28, 1999, 4:16 PM

> On Sat, 27 Mar 1999 18:05:49 -0800 writes:
>>If one were to cross N. x mixta and N. x mixta v. superba is it more
>>likely the offspring would all be similar to the
>>parents (which look alike), or would they show characters ranging from
>>N. northiana through to N. maxima with everything in between?
> Not a geneticist here but I believe the vast majority of the offspring
> should look pretty much like the hybrid parents. If you were to plot the
> appearance of the offspring with the x axis ranging from N. northiana to
> N. maxima and the y axis being the number of seedlings with that
> appearance it would be approximately a normal distribution centered on an
> intermediate appearance and the very tips of the tails at the original
> species.
Trent here in Pompano. I think you're right about that, Rich. If Mixta is
crossed to Mixta Superba, you are supposedly crossing siblings, thus making
the cross an F2 Mixta.. F2 and "selfed" crosses of hybrids will result in
some of the seedlings looking one or the other of the parents, and a whole
spectrum inbetween.

Cliff, my N Mixta Superba is a male. I have heard rumor of a female Mixta,
so thanks for clarifying that issue. Now I wonder how many Mixta clones are
out there, and which is the real Mixta Superba.

Until later,

Trent Meeks
Pompano Beach, Florida

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