when i woke up this morning and plugged in the lights for my orchids that i dont have a timer for. my two highland nepenthes also sit in plastic bags for now amongst the orchids. to my surprise poking out the opening of my veitchii cuttings bag is a flower spike. now i was 99% sure when i purchased this cutting it was a female going by the dried flowers attached to the plant that had yet to be removed. the flowers buds do appear different from my male Miranda that is also in bloom at the moment. so who has pollen still availible? i know there were a couple male hamatas in bloom not long ago. the spike looks to contain between 30 and 40 flower buds. i would like to make some interesting crosses and hope not to be stuck using just Miranda pollen although i dont think that would be to bad of a cross. i figure i can use 2 or 3 types of pollen. the usuall 50/50 split of seeds will apply. if i have enough seeds from my 50% i will make some availible to forum members too i dont want the succes of the hybrids to rest sooly on me. going from my Miranda i think im about 10-14 days from the first flower opening. also here is a pic of what my pitchers look like. mine has yet to produce pitchers for me so i "stole" a pic from the website of the guy where i purchased it from. i do believe swords can chime in as to the quality of the pitchers as he has seen the parent plant several times at Orchids Limited.