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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jul 10, 2020.
This has to be the best Zootrophion!
I totally love these too. Trying to imagine what the pollinator might be. Perhaps some sort of gnat, to squeeze into those little slits.
Something very, very small. Especially if it has pollen on its body.
Does science have any idea what would attract such a small pollinator to a flower like that? Is it mimicking a certain type of fungus that is a similar color or does it have some kind of fragrance?
some flowers look very differently if looked at in a different light spectrum, like through infra-red or ultra-violet glasses. most insects have very different colour perception than humans. studies exist about honey bees and certain flowers. apparently they are attracted to markings we do not see with our eyes. do these flowers open any wider?
I love this color and presentation! Well done!!
They don't open any wider. I was 4" from the flower while I was pollinating it and I didn't notice any fragrance. But I'm not an insect.
Stunning plant! Kudos on the culture!
I always thought Zootrophion was a boring genus because of the almost closed flowers. This one is different though. Quite lovely to say the least.
That is a very nice yellow!