I was getting ready to do some hybridizing and found one clone that not only didn't produce any pollen, but didn't have any stigma either. I know of a few clones that won't produce pollen, but I've never seen one without any stigma. Has anyone seen this before? I checked 2 different plants of the same clone and they were both like this.
The stigma doesn't always show up as a prominent structure sticking out of the style; in one-off flowers or perhaps constantly in some mutants, it may be embedded within the tips of the "umbrella" or flipped to the exterior.
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That's wild! I've certainly seen "nubbier" stigmas that don't protrude much on certain clones, but never a total absence like that. Can you get any pollen to stick? Maybe it's just a very low profile, although I must say from your pictures that it does look completely nonexistent.
I took another look at one of the flowers that I didn't cut off, focused on the outside of the umbrella, and I can't see any protrusion or evidence of a stigma. If there is one there, it's embedded to the point where I can't see it.
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sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
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adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
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