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    Question Where are the seeds to be found?

    I have some dumb questions about harvesting seeds from a couple of Drosera.

    (D. capensis & D. spatulata)

    After the tall stalks of these plants flower and then are hand-pollinated, and then after the flower dries and shrinks back; Just where are the seeds to be found

    Inside each little pod where the flower emerged? If so, I’m not finding any seeds.

    Then of course I have no idea how big these seeds are anyway…

    Somebody have a photo or a drawing of the exact location of the seeds for these two Drosera?

    Thanx,
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    Should be in the pods. Either they didn't fertilize or maybe you waited too long to collect them and all the seed has blown out. My Drosera filiformis var filiformis "Florida Giant" failed to produce seed - even the flowers I hand pollinated.

    If the pods are dried out, the seed should spill out if you roll or shake them.

    Pods:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...17&postcount=3

    Seeds:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=108659

    Seeds are probably about the size or 2x of the dots of the colon -> :
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    Are the petals the only thing thats dry? Cause the whole pod needs to be dry, From what I read.

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    The entire stalk of pods are dry right now.

    I guess I'll bust 'em all open and do a closer examination for seeds.
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    Here's a group of three stalks that I have:

    The seeds should be in the tiny pods that are part of the "flower housing", is that correct?

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    This may be a lame question, but do you know what the seed will look like. I ask because not many new growers realize how tiny the seed is. I know I didn't. The first time I got some D. alicia seed, I thought I'd been ripped off and the other person had sent me ground up flower parts. After looking at it under a magnifying glass though I decided it might be seed and planted it.
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    I know what you mean...

    I have broke open a couple little pods only to find nothing but the wreckage of the pod walls themselves.

    Or so I thought... Perhaps those were indeed the seeds, I don't know. I was/am expecting 'lil round seeds like Poppy seeds.

    Perhaps I'll just plant the remnants of the pods and see what, if anything grows.
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    The seeds should be in the ovaries of the flowers - the pod that should be within the sepals (small "leaves" at the base). See http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=81877

    The seed should just fall out when you gently squeeze and shake the pods. Roll them gently in your fingers open end pointing down at some clean white paper. See tips on harvesting seed:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=91652

    The size and shape of the seed depends on the species (note the size scale in photos on first link):
    http://gelinaud.free.fr/carni/pagdyn...p=&gen=graines
    http://www.honda-e.com/A04_Seed%20Li...dLibrary02.htm

    It's possible you left the scapes too long and all the seed has been dispersed already.

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