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Thread: Paphiopedlium Lowii pic.heavy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Stinkpot View Post
    Don't succumb to the itch, you'll NEVER recover!
    LOL. Too true.

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    Mine is in spike right now! I've had my lowii for 9 years! I bought it as a seedling 9 years ago and it has finally spiked! Can't wait! It has to be one of my most favorite paphs too!

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    Just took a pic of my lowii this morning:

    http://sgcvn69.blogspot.com/

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    What's the purpose of the slipper? Does it hold nectar? Mother nature doesnt make things for no reason!
    All fear violence, all are afraid of death.
    Seeing the similarity to oneself, one should not use violence or have it used.
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    My understanding is that they have some clever floorplan for making bugs first pass the female flower parts, then the male parts with pollen, before getting to the nectar reward at the end of the obstacle course. Like many other types of orchids, they're just cleverly designed to work with specific bugs. Many orchids come from places where biodiversity is so great that the chances of self-pollination are orders of magnitude higher than finding another individual of the species in range to exchange pollen with. The solution for many is to assure that pollinators aren't allowed to collect a flower's pollen until depositing some that was obtained elsewhere.
    ~Joe
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    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    Joe is right on the money about the pouch.

    Mine is still in bud, but it is growing bigger! Must take a lot of work to make those beautiful petals!

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