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    I just noticed today what appears to be a flower scape developing on my Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor. I am really excited, because I have never seen Heliamphora flowers in person [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] (although I have seen many on this site!).

    I also am wondering if this hybrid can be self-pollinated, or if it requires cross pollination or is sterile.

    Here are a couple pictures I just took:

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    With flash:


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    Outstanding! Well done. I wish my H. heterodoxa x minor would flower for me, but I'm probably to blame since I hacked it up into a dozen cuttings this winter.

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    Quote[/b] ]I also am wondering if this hybrid can be self-pollinated, or if it requires cross pollination or is sterile.
    I just read that vibration is needed to release pollen and flower smust be cross-pollinated. Good question though.

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    Hmm, that's interesting. What kind of vibration is needed, and at what point? Do you have a link to the article?

    I did a Google search and came up with this link that says Heliamphora can be self-pollinated. I have no idea the about the validity of the source, but if it isn't true, do you know why self-pollination is impossible? Aren't Heliamphora both male and female (I don't remember the scientific term here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]What kind of vibration is needed, and at what point?
    Tuning fork.

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    Quote[/b] ] Do you have a link to the article?
    The Savage Garden page 117

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    Awesome pics Ben! Make sure to add some pics later on when they open. Too bad you can't use some good, loud rock music to vibrate them!
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