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Author Topic: South African bulbs/geophytes 2022  (Read 454 times)

PaulFlowers

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South African bulbs/geophytes 2022
« on: March 01, 2022, 05:37:59 AM »
A beautiful and non scented freesia verrucosa - not that I see anything resembling verucas

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Re: South African bulbs/geophytes 2022
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2022, 05:40:31 AM »
A few ferrarías - I love these despite them taking up so much room

ArnoldT

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Re: South African bulbs/geophytes 2022
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2022, 04:00:50 PM »
Here's a couple of recently flowering Ferrarias.

Arnold Trachtenberg
Leonia, New Jersey

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Re: South African bulbs/geophytes 2022
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2022, 06:02:28 PM »
These make for fantastic images in macro - thanks both! I'd love to know how/why such complex and unusual flowers evolved, but my quick Internet search didn't turn up anything helpful and there seems to be quite a lot of variety in the pollinating insect species. Are there other genuses that have that amazing crumble-topping edge?

ArnoldT

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Re: South African bulbs/geophytes 2022
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2022, 10:51:30 PM »
Redmires:

I would imagine these flowers have evolved based on a combination of pollinators present and the environment.

Here's an article on pollination, but it is behind a paywall.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00606-008-0132-x
Arnold Trachtenberg
Leonia, New Jersey

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Re: South African bulbs/geophytes 2022
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2022, 06:20:11 PM »
Redmires:

Here's an article on pollination, but it is behind a paywall.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00606-008-0132-x

The paper is available as a free download if you search. Most are, usually via educational websites and/or directly from the author(s).

ArnoldT

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Re: South African bulbs/geophytes 2022
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2022, 03:03:27 AM »
Resnova magaphylla
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Leonia, New Jersey

 


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