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Author Topic: What to expect from seeds of a white form of Glaucidium palmatum  (Read 1004 times)

Alex S.

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What to expect from seeds of a white form of Glaucidium palmatum
« on: September 21, 2018, 07:31:42 AM »
I have no experience with the species in general and did not found much information about it.
It would be great to get some advice.
Are the seedlings come out as white or mixed?
If without isolation, can a white Glaucidium get pollen from a purple form and seedlings would be both colour form?
And finally how is Glaucidium get pollinated (insects I guess?)

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Re: What to expect from seeds of a white form of Glaucidium palmatum
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 01:56:47 PM »
You may find this page useful,  from the site of member Gabriela
http://botanicallyinclined.org/seeds-shop/glaucidium-palmatum-album-buy-seeds/
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Re: What to expect from seeds of a white form of Glaucidium palmatum
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2018, 10:07:16 PM »
Thank you Maggi, I need to ask growers directly  :)

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Re: What to expect from seeds of a white form of Glaucidium palmatum
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 01:39:23 PM »
Several growers  have stated  in that thread  that seed from white forms of Glaucidium palmatum does not always throw white  flowered seedlings - and this has been our  experience here too.

I imagine that pollination is  by insects - the flowers are visited by pollinators, for sure.
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Re: What to expect from seeds of a white form of Glaucidium palmatum
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 10:57:59 PM »
Thank you, that is exactly what I thought. And just by accident I got Glaucidium seeds on raffle at Rock Garden meeting in Perth yesterday!

 


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