Tuesday, August 20, 2013

catasetum incurvum, female...well, sort of

this is actually a hermaphrodite, physically all female except the coloration. but it is my first "female" incurvum. the hood is tall, as you can see it from the lateral view 

the white netting behind is wrapping a third female flower which will later be use for pollination

the pics below are the male flowers, blooming approximately a week after the female on distal of the inflorescence

the two final pics below showing the formation of selfed seedpods from the plant above and also the formation of a mixed spike again by another incurvum plant