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Banksia Hybrids, a New Beginning.
Discussion id : 84-529
most recent 30 APR 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 APR 15
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 28 APR 15 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
"R. banksiae lutescens is the single form, not the double form. Is this a mistake or did Mansuino use R. banksias lutea?"

We have only Mansuino's records as reference. I would take him at his word though I have never been successful with my own limited experiments using banksia lutea.

Banksia lutescens is much more fertile and can be used as seed or pollen parent though I have only used it for pollen.
Reply #2 of 1 posted 30 APR 15 by Jonathan Windham
Okay. Thank you very much for your reply.
Discussion id : 41-338
most recent 24 DEC 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 DEC 09 by Unregistered Guest
I am a student of the Chiba University gardening department.
It is a research theme to perform the mating that I used Rosa banksiae.
I am not good at English.
If there is the person whom Japanese can understand, I want a reply in Japanese.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 DEC 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
挨拶、私は私が助けでもいい希望で翻訳プログラムを使用している。 私はあなたが参照している記事を書いた。 幸運を祈ります、ロバート
Discussion id : 40-082
most recent 28 OCT 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 OCT 09 by Wilson Scott
Dr. Ragionieri used what he called lutea simplex which is lutescens to produce his hybrid. It hasn't shown much vigor with me. Lutescens sets open pollinated hips in Phoenix by the thousands but germination is very poor.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 28 OCT 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Thanks for the information. I never acquired lutescens. Perhaps some day I will attempt to go back to it.

I'm also now working with a diploid line of banksia descendants that exhibit good fertility.

A great deal of progress has been made since I wrote this article. I hope to follow up with another eventually.

Banksias are fascinating.

Best wishes, Robert
Discussion id : 9-185
most recent 13 AUG 05 SHOW ALL
Initial post 15 JUN 05 by Terre
This is an excellent article with an information base so broad it should be a complete course of study. I searched hopefully for the name of my odd R. banksia: Puezza, described by Kim Rupert as "a cross between Banksia and Tom Thumb". This delightful little lady blooms soft green-white and although planted at the base of a Sapote' for her use as a trellis, she is decidedly a large airy bush-form instead. Thank you for writing an article I will add to my files on propagation.
Terre Ashmore
Reply #1 of 1 posted 13 AUG 05 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Hi Terre, thanks for your kind comments. You're right, I didn't mention 'Purezza' but well could have included it. (It IS one of Kim's favorites!) In truth I was trying to be as brief as I could while staying on topic. As I'm sure you know 'Purreza' has been a genetic dead end for hybridizers. That doesn't mean it need always be of course. Perhaps we could try it's pollen on Lila Banks or Riverbanks?? Hope springs eternal! We won't know till we try.

I foresee the days of hybridizing by hand coming to a close in the not distant future and many of the boundaries presented now by Mother Nature will fall by the wayside. Even as I attended university now nearly 25 years ago, topics such as protoplast fusion were being explored. The interspecies hybrids envisioned by Luther Burbank could be a reality today were time and monies made available for their exploration. Of course the romance and intrigue of doing all this by hand, trial and error will be lost, but that's progress. Right? Thanks, Robert
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