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Catwheazle

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unwanted hybrids
« on: October 21, 2021, 04:39:39 PM »
Hi,
In m, garden C. ligusticus and C. banaticus are flowering now.
Is there a risk of hybrids?
How do they look like?
Greetings
 Bernd
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Maggi Young

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Re: unwanted hybrids
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 07:11:33 PM »
I've never heard of, or seen, C. banaticus hybrids of any kind. This is not to say they don't exist - and I bet some  people have tried to get hybrids!
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Catwheazle

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Re: unwanted hybrids
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 07:16:10 PM »
Thanks for your reply answer
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Re: unwanted hybrids
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 07:47:08 PM »
Are they not insect-pollinated? If so, the main thing will be how many insects are on the wing.

There are a small number of papers published online, covering VERY few species, that suggest that self-polination is rare, but otherwise pollination is not inhibited (implying that hybridisation is possible).

Maybe test the possibility by using a brush on just one or two marked flowers to transfer pollen between the two?

What species are involved in commercial varieties?

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Re: unwanted hybrids
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2021, 09:17:59 PM »
I've never heard of, or seen, C. banaticus hybrids of any kind. This is not to say they don't exist - and I bet some  people have tried to get hybrids!

You are right! I have tried crossing banaticus with different other species without any luck.
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Re: unwanted hybrids
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2021, 09:21:02 PM »
Thanks, that calms me down. Because I don't want a hybrid
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