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Dendrobium stuartii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Nisanisa, Nov 27, 2022.

  1. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Well-Known Member

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    It is counted as lucky when I have a chance to witness this dendrobium open. This season, no luck, even with that many buds. I only found one that half open. IMG_20221128_094031.jpg IMG_20221128_094118.jpg
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Are they self-pollinating?
     
  3. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Well-Known Member

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    I think so. Most of the flowers turn into seedpods. As you can see in the first picture, some seedpods are already formed.
     
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    Nisa. Why do you think that the buds will not open? What is the cause?
     
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    Nisanisa Well-Known Member

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    Probably they open for a very short time, or some pollinators pollinated the flowers. I only seen an open flowers once. Even though they are very common here.
     
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    Very Strange! LOL
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Some clones of some species will self-pollinate before or shortly after the flowers open. Some do it occasionally and some do it all of the time. They are called cleistogamous flowers.
     
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