Dubautia laevigata x D. laxa subsp. hirsuta

 

D. laevigata Natural Hybrid D. laxa

The hybrid plant in the photograph was grown in cultivation from cuttings collected in the field near Kalalau Lookout, Kauai.  Three individuals of this combination had a mean pollen stainability of 50%.  The maximum chromosome pairing configuration observed in the cultivated plant was 12II + 1M4 at meiosis.  The formal designation xDubautia mendax Sherff has been applied to this hybrid combination.


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