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catasetum saccatum

This is a discussion on catasetum saccatum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; One of the orchids that will "throw" it's pollen at you ! It also has ...

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    One of the orchids that will "throw" it's pollen at you ! It also has the superglue of orchids, that it attaches its pollen with. Very sturdy !

    Something(a gnat or fly) made most of them eject and hit the floor but there was one that "attacked" my finger !(second picture)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilda
    Something(a gnat or fly) made most of them eject
    if those things hit regular gnats or houseflies, I'd expect some woozy bugs on the ground

    duck!

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    Jason,
    LOL...I think you are right after reading this article...
    http://pages.britishlibrary.net/char...orchids_06.htm

    Jay Phals website says they can eject up to 8 ft !!!

    BTW, this is a male flower. Female is really odd looking.

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    very cool!

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