Wednesday, October 23, 2013

catasetum cirrhaeoides - female

just to share the female catasetum cirrhaeoides 'claro'. though many growers dislikes the female flower of the catasetum, i embrace the arrival of this female cirrhaeoides with much joy. the flower size are much smaller, you can see the relative size of it in the first pic below, using a standard ball point pen as a marker.
i did try to self pollinate this, just curious would i still get a group of "claro" progeny or mixture of it.

the first pic below was taken two days before the female blooms

 female flower spike

closeup of female flower