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Ceratostylis himalaica

This is a discussion on Ceratostylis himalaica within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I posted another pic of this last year seeking for an ID. It was IDed ...

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    Default Ceratostylis himalaica

    I posted another pic of this last year seeking for an ID. It was IDed in another forum.

    Not commonly seen in cultivation, the result is that not much info can be found about this plant in the internet.

    Flowers are only about 1/4 of an inch. I also noticed that they close at night and if the day is overcast, they wont open at all. Fussy little thing


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    That is an interesting bloom. It the yellow part a pouch?

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    At first I also thought its a pouch. I took a toothpick and tried to insert the tip and found out its not pouch, more like a shallow bowl. The lip appear to be solid with just a shallow depression on top, maybe for the benefit of the pollinating insect?

    I wish I have a much better camera because this flower doesn't seem to generate much interest except for macro photography.

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    very nice, definately not one that I have seen before

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    It's a funny little guy! Thanks for sharing him with us, Tanya!

    McJulie

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    I like this one too... the colour of the pouch and the marking on the petals is really interesting!

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    interesting lil thing

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