Argyroxiphium grayanum x Dubautia plantaginea subsp. plantaginea

 

A. grayanum Natural Hybrid D. plantaginea

This is a rare hybrid combination occurring in very low numbers on the summit of W Maui. It has not reported from E Maui but the parental species are also locally sympatric there.  A comparable hybrid combination has also been artificially synthesized.  The specimen show here was cultivated from a cutting collected in the field.  This natural hybrid had a pollen stainability of 28% and a maximum chromosome pairing configuration of 12II + 1M4 during meiosis. 


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