A angustfolia M?F?

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  1. trimnut2

    trimnut2 Member

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    Can anyone tell me if A.angustfolia are monaecious or diaecious? In my searches in Australia I have found two specimens. One with cones and one with catkins unfortunately 400kms apart. Non of my immediate references can provide the answer as to the observation of these different flowering "characteristics". Thanks in advance for any answers received.
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Normally dioecious, though odd individuals can rarely be monoecious. But even a monoecious individual probably wouldn't pollinate itself very effectively, as selfed seed is likely to be sterile. You'll have to collect some pollen cones from the male just before they open, shake the pollen out, and then blow it over the female tree.
     

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