Dysosma and Podophyllum

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Boland
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Dysosma and Podophyllum

Two years ago I picked up a Dysosma pleianthum X veitchii...it is doing very well and for the first time has buds this year. Hopefully it will be open in the next 2 weeks. Perfect camouflage foliage!

Tony Willis
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Todd

these are wonderful plants but very mixed up and I think that looks to have some delavayi in it. It should be easy to see when it flowers and the characteristics of those can be seen. There have been many discussions on the SRGC forum as to the identity of individual plants most of which have come via Chen yi. I have raised dozens of plants from different species and all of this group are spectacular. The only problem is they are not self fertile so two clones are needed.

The pleianthum with me grows about three feet tall with leaves two feet across.

RickR
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Cool, Todd.  And even more cool about the pleianthum, Tony. 8)

May I say also, that although these are self infertile, that doesn't mean they won't produce fruit.
This one had zero seeds.

   

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
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Hello Todd
looks great! My plants are often damaged by slugs. Your looks healthy!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Tony Willis
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here are three pictures of my delavayi seedlings and then a sample of the fruits. Yes they will produce fruits as a single clone but in the pleianthum and mairei these soon drop off. Fertilsed fruits produce an interesting  inside which is very difficult to clean off the seeds.

Also a picture of Dysosma difformis which produces square leaves

Boland
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WOW!  If the leaf colour means anything, I can see that mine certainly has delavayi genes.

My Podophyllum hexandrum are just breaking the surface, yet Dysosma is so far advanced.  Go figure.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

AmyO
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Tony wrote:

here are three pictures of my delavayi seedlings and then a sample of the fruits. Yes they will produce fruits as a single clone but in the pleianthum and mairei these soon drop off. Fertilsed fruits produce an interesting  inside which is very difficult to clean off the seeds.

Also a picture of Dysosma difformis which produces square leaves

Hey Tony....I have some seedlings of these coming up.....the seed leaves are all green, will the more mature leaves start showing more color when the arrive?

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Tony Willis
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Amy

mine are now three years old and so I am relying on memory which tells me the seed leaves are green followed very soon by the first true leaf which should be coloured.

AmyO
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Thanks Tony! I am waiting for true leaves with baited breath!!

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

RickR
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Very impressive, Tony!
(Now where is that salivating emoticon?)

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Mark McD
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These are weird and fabulous plants! A few months back, at one of our local NARGS New England Chapter "plant study workshops", it was on this topic, given by Darrell Probst; yes he knows all about these things and has dabbled with hybridization with them; they are a truly remarkable group of plants.  I can envision myself getting totally hooked on these; that's just what I need (NOT).  ;)

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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