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Epipactis helleborine in fruit

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    Default Epipactis helleborine in fruit

    In the back yard of my parents I saw these Epipactis helleborine full in fruit!


    Translated from dutch to english they are named broad leave wasp orchids
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    How cool! Do you have a shot of them in bloom before going to seed? I guess that wasp are the pollinators then?

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    I only once saw a wasp in a flower, but I would guess there are other pollenators aswel.
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    I was going to buy some of the seed of this species! then i realised i needed to have the correct fungus to form the symbiotic relationship, if i wanted a decent number of these plants! Very cool though Maurice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    I was going to buy some of the seed of this species! then i realised i needed to have the correct fungus to form the symbiotic relationship, if i wanted a decent number of these plants! Very cool though Maurice!
    KIWI no need fungus directly put on the agar settle, a couple of weeks you will get thousands.He.he

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    KIWI no need fungus directly put on the agar settle, a couple of weeks you will get thousands.He.he
    Because it is terrestrial, i did some research, and thats what all the sites said, you have a 80% chance of getting thousands from that million seeds, if you can inoculate the agar with the correct fungus, but then your looking at maybe 4 or 5 seedlings out of a million seeds if you dont use it.

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    Well, of all the orchid species I have sown they will all germinate as long as the medium is sterile (and ofcourse there are embryo's in your seed. The most importent message is to find out what it is that the fungus gives to the orchids. And that's nutrition. And that's just the thing we can provide in our flasks!!
    But I am sure that the right mycorrhiza fungus might do it much better then what we do in our flasks, but it makes life much easier in growing orchid seeds!!
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