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catasetum macroglossum

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    Default catasetum macroglossum

    just bloomed today
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    Very unique male flowers.

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    Female flowers ? Can't see the spur nor the pollinia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Female flowers ? Can't see the spur nor the pollinia.
    these are male flowers Yew Sung, in the first pic the trigger pollina can be seen with close scrutiny of the pic (my apologies in rather darn in the inner labellum) and also the anther is beak pointed telling us that it is a male flower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Female flowers ? Can't see the spur nor the pollinia.
    HI Yew Sung,
    i got this pic this morning, though you might be interested.
    the closeup of the labellum (bisected longitudinally), shows the pair of antennae and also the callus near the tip of the hood that is usually not seen from the outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    these are male flowers Yew Sung, in the first pic the trigger pollina can be seen with close scrutiny of the pic (my apologies in rather darn in the inner labellum) and also the anther is beak pointed telling us that it is a male flower.
    So the "beak-pointed" anther is the green pointed "teardrop-shaped" structure located at the inside bottom of the flower in the first photo if I am following you, Ian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    So the "beak-pointed" anther is the green pointed "teardrop-shaped" structure located at the inside bottom of the flower in the first photo if I am following you, Ian?
    yeap, that BIG teardrop =D

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    Thanks Ian for sacrificing a flower to show the 'secret weapon'. Very interesting.

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    Thanks Ian! How cool!

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