Well, I've been meaning to post a few things for a while,
and thought now would be a good time.
First of all, I've had a lot of things flower this year, including
NN. lowii, aristolochioides, maxima, lowii x veitchii, spathulata,
and so forth, but nothing is quite as exciting as this: N. northiana and N. hamata in flower!
Here is a picture of the N. northiana inflorescence. The twist tie
in the photo reminds me which flowers I've already pollinated.
This is a closeup shot of a couple of the flowers:
Here is a shot of the N. hamata inflorescence. It is clearly
a long way from flowering yet, but I believe it is male.
I have already made several interesting crosses, including
lowii x spathulata, lowii x northiana, aristolochioides x spathulata,
and aristolochioides x northiana. And, the hamata
pollen promises to allow for even more interesting crosses
in the future....
I intend to provide some of these seeds to TC labs so that
these hybrids will hopefully become available to everyone
who wants them.