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Maggi Young

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Re: Diversity of Ericaceae
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2016, 10:37:52 AM »
Chimaphila umbellata and Pyrola asarifolia.


  So beautiful - never succeeded in growing Chimophila - to my great regret.
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Re: Diversity of Ericaceae
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2016, 02:57:41 PM »
  So beautiful - never succeeded in growing Chimophila - to my great regret.

Neither did I Maggi from seeds, but I want to try more. Being pretty itís not its only quality - Chimaphila is also a medicinal plant. It has mainly the same constituents/usage like Arctostaphylos, but is more potent. The Japanese may be the only ones cultivated, with one important drug having Chimaphila in the recipe.

I found studies which suggest similarities in germination between orchids and other  mycoheterotrophic sp. with dust-like seeds (Pyrola,Ö). That explains my request posted in the 'Grow from seeds' section. It wasn't tried in vitro, as far as I know. I am curious if it would work.

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