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TheGivingTree

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Hybridizing mangifera species
« on: July 13, 2021, 04:44:27 PM »
Has this been done and with which species? Couldn't find much through search.

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Re: Hybridizing mangifera species
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2021, 04:57:59 PM »
Dr. Ledesma, and I think some students, were working on hybridizing m. casturi with m. indica. Perhaps for anthracnose resistance.

She also mentioned working on a hybrid for cooler climates, in the hopes of expanding grow zones north.

Since she left Fairchild, not sure what became of their work.

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Re: Hybridizing mangifera species
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2021, 07:50:59 AM »
Interesting. There's gotta be more than just that? Pipe dream?

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Re: Hybridizing mangifera species
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2021, 10:15:41 AM »
I have heard about an odorata x foetida

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Re: Hybridizing mangifera species
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2021, 01:00:08 PM »
This is cool stuff!

Mangifera odorata Griff. (Anacardiaceae), was suggested to be a hybrid between M. indica L. and M. foetida Lour. due to morphological intermediacy. Results from this study show that M. indica and M. foetida produced unique amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) profiles. Mangifera odorata did not produce any unique bands. All the M. odorata samples additively inherit bands specific to M. indica and M. foetida, which strongly suggested the hybrid origin. Three major clusters were produced in the phenogram. All samples of M. indica, M. foetida and M. odorata segregated distinctly. Mangifera odorata was closer to M. foetida than to M. indica, indicating that backcrossing with M. foetida might have taken place.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1365-294X.2002.01550.x

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Re: Hybridizing mangifera species
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2021, 01:02:02 PM »
Hey Ben,
Yes, odorata is thought to be indica x foetida and Fairchild brought in a “putative” odorata x foetida named Rampangi, after the experiment station in Sarawak where they got it. It’s apparently not graft compatible with indica but is with odorata. My limited experience is consistent with this. The fruit is said to be larger and the skin more yellow than odorata. As an odorata fanatic of course I’m intrigued and have planted some.

Aloha,  Steph

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Re: Hybridizing mangifera species
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2021, 06:52:43 AM »
Is Rampagni compatible with foetida?