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Thread: Drosera ordensis sessile flower

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    Drosera ordensis sessile flower

    I've only been growing this species for a little under a year but all the photos I've seen of D. ordensis blooming showed long, tall flower stalks. I wasn't expecting this:





    The flower remained open for maybe two hours so please excuse the less-than-excellent photos.

    Has anyone seen this happen before? I'm not sure what to make of it.
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    How bizarre. It must be channeling Drosera meristocaulis which is name for the very short/non-existent central flower stalk. Well why not? D. meristocaulis is genetically a close cousin to pygmy Drosera.

    My D. Aff. ordensis gets flower scapes that push one meter in length.
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    Congratulations on the flower!

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    Interesting...
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    Interesting indeed...did you try and pollinate it?


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    That is very interesting. My ordensis shoots some long flowerstalks as well. The receding petioles suggest that your plant is heading into dormancy. Try to raise up your temperatures to prevent it from going fully dormant.
    @lance: the flower cannot be pollinated unless two flowers from genetically different plants are open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    That is very interesting. My ordensis shoots some long flowerstalks as well. The receding petioles suggest that your plant is heading into dormancy. Try to raise up your temperatures to prevent it from going fully dormant.
    @lance: the flower cannot be pollinated unless two flowers from genetically different plants are open.
    Concur. looks like it is going to go dormant. Guessing flower initiation and dormancy mechanism on two different triggers?

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    that would also explain the stunted flowerstalk.
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