What is an hermaphrodite?

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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

    What is an hermaphrodite?

    An hermaphrodite, or hermie, is a plant of one sex that develops the sexual organs of the other sex. Most commonly, a flowering female plant will develop staminate flowers, though the reverse is also true. Primarily male hermaphrodites are not as well recognized only because few growers let their males reach a point of flowering where the pistillate would be expressed.

    Hermaphrodites are generally viewed with disfavor. First, they will release pollen and ruin a sinsemelia crop, pollinating themselves and all of the other females in the room. Second, the resulting seeds are worthless, because hermaphrodite parents tend to pass on the tendency to their offspring.

    Please note that occassionally specious staminate flowers will appear in the last days of flowering of a female plant. These do not drop pollen and their appearance is not considered evidence of deleterious hermaphroditism.

    Here's an image of a hermaphrodite, specifically a female plant with staminate flowers.

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    Hermaphrodite photograph above by Ot1.


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    Hermaphrodite pics above by snoofer
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    jack420

    jack420 Member

    may have anoth hemorphadite blue berry is this a male flower not open yet?:confused:

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    jaybee007

    jaybee007 Active Member

    heres a northen lights hermmie i just pulled

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    jaybee007

    jaybee007 Active Member

    i was wondering if leave this plant 2 finish flowering
    and harvest the seeds will they b hermmie also ?
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    ENGLAND123

    ENGLAND123 Active Member

    yes the genetics are usually passed on from the mother
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    KlosetKing

    KlosetKing Well-Known Member

    i love seeing herm pics... why? because it constantly reassure me that they are easy to spot, and iam in my kloset every day lookin for signs lol (kloset is only about 95% lightproof).
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    sasquatchstrain

    sasquatchstrain Active Member

    i planted some white widow fem seeds from nirvana. i started them out in miracle grow and realized that that was not going to do the trick, so then i got foxfarms ocean forest and light warrior mix. i know stress can cause hermies. will that stress them out? (miracle grow)
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    cannapharm

    cannapharm Active Member

    You should be ok, as long as the actual transplant was gentle.

    I made a plant go hermie once by doing this:

    Start flowering it
    Clone it
    Force vegitation
    Flower again

    HELLA STRESSsssss
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    sasquatchstrain

    sasquatchstrain Active Member

    so how often does a hermie occur?

    i know this might be impossible to answer, due that they are caused by stress mainly, but also types of species of mj?
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    LadyKimi

    LadyKimi Active Member

    + rep for those pics! I could not find anything close to that good when my first grow had 2 hermies. Those will be crazy good visuals for newbies that havent had a herm yet!

    Kimi
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    swarr03s

    swarr03s Member

    Here's my hermie...:cry:

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    Laney

    Laney Active Member

    Hi - I was wondering if a plant is a true herm or just one showing late-flowering non-pollen flowers. Can you tell by the number of flowers. For example, if you see just a few (less than 10) on a 4-foot plant that has been flowing for over a month, is it more likely to be the harmless flowers or a true herm?

    Thanks for any insights!
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    fabfun

    fabfun New Member

    you will see male pollen sacs if not it isnt hermie

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    PurpelHaze

    PurpelHaze Member

    Hi I'm growing 1 plant outdoor and the wind kept pushing it over so it got really stressed which caused it (I think that was why) to go hermie =( So is it worth carrying on growing hermies if you haven't got others that would be pollinated by it, or are they worthless?
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    spencer311

    spencer311 Member

    I'm gonna see if I can post some pix. I've got mine about three weeks into flowering and I still can't tell.
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