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This is a discussion on Catasetum yum yum batman (Catasetum sanguineum x Catasetum jumbo pearl) within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The sound of pelting rain on the zinc roof must have stimulated the 'testosterone' or ...
The sound of pelting rain on the zinc roof must have stimulated the 'testosterone' or whatever plant equivalent of that of the catasetums. LOL. Hmm come to think of it, have you noticed the multitude of children in slums and shanty towns that mostly have zinc sheets for their roofs?
just a update on the full bloom appearance of a the batman
Are the female flowers still around? I'd love to see some photos of them as well. Weird creatures they are
Ah I see! I noticed they looked withered in the first post but not having any experience with catasetums I wasn't sure they were withered or in bud or what they were doing haha. Good to know!
Those are so cool! Who wouldn't want these? heh
for a nursery operator, after the blooms is gone....they would have a hard time selling it. and also because of this, i am having a hard time looking for one here
That is very interesting to know. I study the genes that regulate the development of flower organs. And we knew that temperature affects the formation of protein complexes (high temperatures = more energy = less association and complex formation) leading to loss of male reproductive whorls and functions. The model plant arabidopsis (usually grown at 21-25 oC) when grown at 30 oC has petals and no stamens so essentially a female flower. Light having this effect is new to me, worth further investigation. Could you do a simple experimentation where you keep the light intensity same but reduce the temperature say by 3-5 oC ??