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#1 PofW_Feathers

 
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 14:57 PM

Title: Byblis aff. filifolia F44 “entire wine stained backs form”

Konnichiwa!

In 2007, Mr. Allen Lowrie presented me with the seeds of F44.

F44: B. aff. filifolia "plants to 55cm tall, flowers mauve, outer surface yellow with red wine stained margins" Weaber Plains, Kimberley, Western Australia.
(The F is my code letter abbreviation and the number represents the clone type in Byblis filifolia complex)

All clones were very beautiful, and most attractive. One clone in particular was very interesting. Please see the photo1: Almost all parts of the abaxial (back) surface of this clone is red wine coloured. With my breeding program I wanted to fix this character.

In 2010, I encountered an intense inbreeding depression. Unwisely, I had not been maintaining the progeny clones of the normal F44. I therefore had no clones of normal F44 so that I could recover this unique abaxial coloured F44 from its inbreeding depression. Fortunately, Mr. Allen Lowrie had extra seeds of F44 and he kindly sent me replacement seeds of F44 again! I can now continue this breeding line program.

photo 1: close up of the abaxial (back) surface of B. aff. filifolia F44 “entire wine stained backs form”

photo 2: & 3: B. aff. filifolia F44 “entire wine stained backs form”

Unfortunately I forgot to photograph all clones of B. aff. filifolia F44 when they were full-bloomed plants. Both the normal clones and the unique clone of B. aff. filifolia F44 “entire wine stained backs form” were all very floriferous to the point of hiding all their foliage.

Hopefully, I will be able to post a few full-bloomed normal clones of F44 in the next year so I can share them with you all.
Additionally I am hopeful I can establish the B. aff. filifolia F44 “entire wine stained backs form” and I will be able to post a few photos of an established line of this unique clone in several years time.

I feel that the F44 abaxial surface colour of yellow with red wine stained margins is a qualitative character. I consider that the area that the red wine stain occupies is a quantitative character. I sense this quantitative character is managed by a polygene or polygenes. I think it is possible that I can achieve this “entire wine stained backs” feature by selectively breeding and accumulating the polygene(s) that relate to this feature. However, it also means that I have to struggle with the inbreeding depression in F44 which I have already identified at this time.

I wrote about the polygene in Byblis:
reply#3 http://icps.proboard...amp;thread=4395
or post#6
http://www.cpukforum...showtopic=39186

Kind regards


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photo1: close up of the abaxial (back) surface of B. aff. filifolia F44 “entire wine stained backs form”


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photo2: B. aff. filifolia F44 “entire wine stained backs form”


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photo3: B. aff. filifolia F44 “entire wine stained backs form”