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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ZWUM, Oct 2, 2012.
We were excited to catch this one today. It's only open for a few hours in the early morning.
So you brought it into the house to enjoy it with your morning tea? Very nice haha
I like the flower. Does it open on subsequent days?
It added a nice ambiance to the morning tea ceremony lol. It started opening this morning around 6 am, fully open by 8 and closed by 11:30. I'm fairly certain it was open yesterday as well, but no one was around to see it. It doesn't show any signs of fading yet so hopefully it will open up a few more times. I'll let you know how long it lasts.
Nicely done Zach! I wonder what function the opening and closing of the flowers serves in nature.
My guess is that the flowers of this species close late in the morning to exclude potential pollinators from attempting to pollinate the flower. I suspect that if its flowers were open the whole day, there would be insects that would take the pollinia to flowers of the wrong species.
Its absolutely stunning so i am very glad you were able to capture it!
Wow! Fantastic Zach!!!
very nice!! act same as elassoglossum or pardalotum so few days or rather mornings ;-)
Yes! It behaves very much like elsoglossum and pardolatum. It opened for a few day in the morning only. I hope it proves to be as floriferous as the other species!
How grand to be so small!
Wow , I have this. I started with a 3 bulb cutting and now it has grown over 9 bulbs. Yet to see a flower though.
Very nice, now I know that this is a morning flower