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Old 03-29-2012, 03:56 AM
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Self Pollination???

I have a couple orchids that seem to be developing pods. But I didnt polinate them...
I have what appears to be a half dozen pods forming on my oncidium, three on my Den. kingianum, and two on my Den kingianum alba. I had tried cross polinating the kingianums a while back, but the ones I did intentionally have long since shriveled and dropped, and the pollinated ones are on completely different spikes that werent even open at the time.
Do these types sometimes pollinate themselves if no one comes allong and does it for them? I have read that some terrestrials do this, but I dont recall seeing anything like that on the epiphytes, and unless occasional houseflies can do the job I dont know what would cause it.
Working hard to turn the livingroom into a rainforest. Who made the rule that 200 houseplants is too many anyway?
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