The three images above are of some fully ID'd Lagochilus inebrians seed we germinated in the TC labs here. We're hoping they survive, replicate and that we have more in a few weeks
So far we have three individuals: my personal prejudice leans towards replicating from at least 20 parent plants so there is some kind of genetic stability available for others to work on breeding programs for genetic diversity
Please know that there is no priority on producing sale plants for some time- atm our main priority is that the original overseas benefactor of the seed has access to as many plants as he needs and is able to handle, and subsequent to that, as many registered botanical gardens have access to plants.
First and foremost this is a conservation project! Add to that though that the plant doesn't yet seem to be interesting from a recreational consumption point oof view, and seems so far to only have historical and conservation value, in addition to its intrinsic right to exist
But all this is in the pipeline: we're only at the first stage- germination. We still have to get through deflasking backup stock, and replication and rooting for proliferation. Just thought we'd let you know where we're up to
[ 04. April 2005, 09:33: Message edited by: Darklight ]
Edited by planthelper, 03 April 2013 - 04:20 PM.