Open Pollinated - Pollinated with no assistance from humans. Many types of bees and bugs visit the cactus flowers and spread pollen among them.
Closed Pollinated - Intentional pollination controlled by humans. Clean nylon stockings are placed on the flower to hold it closed until time is ready. The nylon is removed, pollen is placed on the stigma, and the nylon stocking is quickly replaced before other animals enter the flower.
Intentional Open Pollinated - Intentional pollination by humans, but the flower has been left open to possible additional pollination from the bees.
x ? - there was an intentional pollination by humans, but at some point during the months of pollination, fruiting, and harvesting the identity of the pollen donor was lost, may be Closed Pollinated or Intentional Open Pollinated
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