Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 08:21:30 From: SCHLAUER@chemie.uni-wuerzburg.de To: email@example.com Message-Id: <aabcdefg2888$foo@default> Subject: Re: One MORE last VFT pollination question.
> Sorry to fuss here, but would the dentate forms be fertile?
The clones I know are fertile.
> And is there any visual
> difference between a fertile VFT flower and a sterile one?
Yes: the sterile one does not set seed ;-)
I would propose to try and pollinate all available flowers. At least
some of them should be fertile. AFAIK, there is no entirely sterile
clone of _Dionaea_ (fortunately, the _Dionaea_ flower is not
particularly spectacular, so ambitioned breeders did not aim at "flore
pleno" variants yet). Of course it is possible to "cultivate" the
plants in a way they will not survive, and hence they will remain
sterile for practical purposes. But this is not the plants' fault.
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