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Old 11-17-2014, 08:28 PM
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Am I seeing this right?

Hmmm.. A virgin pollination? I moved this Cattleya in before the buds opened and while watering I discovered that the last two flowers look like they're forming pods. It's the only cattleya i flowered this year.
Don't know what could have done it as I didn't do it.maybe a moth that flew in.... Or am I seeing things?


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If it becomes a pod this time you should try to flask it yourself. Remember to post all about it to with pictures like you did with the seedlings your raising.
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The flowers should fold forward an in within a day or so if it has pollinated.
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If they have been indoors during opening and presentation, I doubt they have been pollinated.

Look at the tip of the column. Is the anther cap still in place? Cattleyas tend not to be cleistogamous (self pollinating), so some "outside force" would have to have played a role, and that would have required removal of the anther cap to get to the pollinia.
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