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Bulbophyllum basisetum, with and without pollinator.

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by orchidnick, Jun 22, 2013.

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  1. orchidnick

    orchidnick Member

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    Bulbo basisetum, Phillipines, found with an embedded fly. When I pulled the fly out it was so punch drunk from the heavenly whatever it found in there, that it stumbled around for a few minutes before it took off with it's load of pollen to look for another Bulbo. I know it won't make it to the Phillipines, hopefully it will make it to Andy's.

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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Nice that's pretty cool.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :clap: Must be a stinky one to attract that bottle fly.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    That's awesome! Are those two yellow things on it's back the pollonia? So cool!
     
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    Yes they are.