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dwarf mulchi ID
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:24:09 PM »
Lucia Kawasaki, of the Field Museum of Natural History, has identified “dwarf mulchi” (“mulchi enano”) from Ecuador  as Plinia salticola.

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Re: dwarf mulchi ID
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 03:42:18 PM »
Dear Jim

Is it difference with giant mulch? I thought only size difference....


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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 05:00:04 PM »
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Re: dwarf mulchi ID
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 06:26:00 PM »
Giant mulchi is Plinia inflata, so a different species than the dwarf.
I think Jim has very sporadic internet access, so hard for him to post. But thanks Jim for sending this update. Been wondering about this one for a long time.
PS have seeds of the dwarf mulchi right now, if anyone is interested, please check my website.
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Re: dwarf mulchi ID
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 09:58:34 PM »
The dwarf mulchi has worked nicely for me.  I like this tiny tree a lot.
On the other hand, I have been growing the giant mulchi for years, I don’t really know, 10-15?  And nothing in the way of fruit.  It looks good and the climate should be a match.  Nada!
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Re: dwarf mulchi ID
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 09:20:40 AM »
Dear Jim

Is it difference with giant mulch? I thought only size difference....

Plinia inflata has 2 varieties, one with regular fruit and one with giant fruit.

Plinia salticola = dwarf mulchi = it's own species

BTW this Lucia Kawasaki is a machine. Someone send her Ross Sapote and Luc's Garcinia for IDing
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Re: dwarf mulchi ID
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 09:40:11 AM »
Whenever SpaceX comes out with their high-speed satellite internet service, I'm totally buying Jim a receiver  ;)
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Re: dwarf mulchi ID
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2018, 12:29:34 AM »
Dear Jim

Is it difference with giant mulch? I thought only size difference....

Plinia inflata has 2 varieties, one with regular fruit and one with giant fruit.

Plinia salticola = dwarf mulchi = it's own species

BTW this Lucia Kawasaki is a machine. Someone send her Ross Sapote and Luc's Garcinia for IDing
That's almost correct, except that the giant mulchi is a selection of a seedling mulchi that happened to produce large fruits. Wouldn't call it a variety. Don't even know. if the size is a stable trait.
Who is this Lucia Kawasaki?
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Re: dwarf mulchi ID
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2018, 05:55:28 AM »
The dwarf mulchi has worked nicely for me.  I like this tiny tree a lot.
On the other hand, I have been growing the giant mulchi for years, I don’t really know, 10-15?  And nothing in the way of fruit.  It looks good and the climate should be a match.  Nada!
Peter
Peter: are you getting fruits on the regular (not giant) mulchi? so maybe the giant is an unstable hybrid like Oscar says? Thanks. F.
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Re: dwarf mulchi ID
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2018, 10:31:13 AM »
No, fruits only on the dwarf mulchi.

 

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