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Catasetum pileatum - showing male and female flowers

This is a discussion on Catasetum pileatum - showing male and female flowers within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Thank you for educating me. This is an interesting thread and I enjoy learning from ...

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    Thank you for educating me. This is an interesting thread and I enjoy learning from everyone. The flower difference is fascinating.

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    I wouldn't have suspected these were even the same plant! Very interesting

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    This is an awesome post. Great information. Thanks for posting both orchid blooms.

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    Ive seen this before and always was confused if had been a different plant......thanks for the info.......still an interesting flower by any means ..........
    great pictures yew!
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    You know the old time hoods that women, especially older women used to wear? the female(?) flowers look exactly like that! awesome!

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    Nice pictures to go along with such a nice Catasetum species. I love the male flowers but I do find the female flowers lovely as well.

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    hi Yew Sung, need to learn where the stigma of the female ctsm flower is. Is it the black dot at the lip of the flower? Got two spike from different ctsm coming, though they spike at about a week plus apart, was hoping they would bloom about the same time cause one spike seems like a female spike, though too early to tell but the shape of the bud looks different. so might try some pollination if the blooms coincide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    hi Yew Sung, need to learn where the stigma of the female ctsm flower is. Is it the black dot at the lip of the flower? Got two spike from different ctsm coming, though they spike at about a week plus apart, was hoping they would bloom about the same time cause one spike seems like a female spike, though too early to tell but the shape of the bud looks different. so might try some pollination if the blooms coincide.
    No I don't think it's the black dot - which is most probably the undeveloped pollinia. The female flower here grows upside down, so the stigma (hollow receptacle) is still on the column but in this case is facing upwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    No I don't think it's the black dot - which is most probably the undeveloped pollinia. The female flower here grows upside down, so the stigma (hollow receptacle) is still on the column but in this case is facing upwards.
    tqvm for the info, meanings its somewhere behind the black dot right? will try to look for it if the spike really turns out to be a female flower. again, thanks for the feedback.

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