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Hans J

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Phaedranassa cinera
« on: January 07, 2008, 02:47:57 PM »
Starting with flowering today :
Phaedranassa cinera



 ......a Amaryllidaceae from South America 8)

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Re: Phaedranassa cinera
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 10:08:37 PM »
Hans,

Quite an extraordinarily long thin flower - fertilised by what I wonder?

Also, an odd combination of colours. An old fashion adage went, 'red and green should never be seen'.

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Re: Phaedranassa cinera
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 10:18:40 PM »
Paddy,

I'd be assuming honeyeaters, most likely Hummingbirds, would be the pollinators?  Given the flowers are red that usually (but not exclusively) means bird pollinators.  Great pic Hans
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Re: Phaedranassa cinera
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 10:43:43 PM »
Color (although not totally determinative) and flower shape almost certainly make hummingbirds the pollinators.

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Re: Phaedranassa cinera
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 11:00:52 PM »
Hans,

Quite an extraordinarily long thin flower - fertilised by what I wonder?

Also, an odd combination of colours. An old fashion adage went, 'red and green should never be seen'.

Paddy

Paddy :

I regret but I dont know which pollinators ......
Last year I had also flowers on this plant -and it is self fertil . The seeds I have sown after some weeks and every comes up
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Re: Phaedranassa cinera
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 11:03:52 PM »
Paddy,

I'd be assuming honeyeaters, most likely Hummingbirds, would be the pollinators?  Given the flowers are red that usually (but not exclusively) means bird pollinators.  Great pic Hans

Paul :

I'm not shure with humming birds ......
It is strange - the flowers of some Clivias are very similar .....and there are no Humming birds
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Re: Phaedranassa cinera
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 11:06:37 PM »
Hans,

There'd be the South African equivalents though.  We don't get hummingbirds here either, but we have a lot of different honeyeaters.  One local one called the Eastern Spinebill will even hover and drink in a similar manner to hummingbirds, so I always think of it as our equivalent.  ;D  Pretty little thing too, although darn near impossible to photograph them as they stay stil lfor such a short time.  ::)
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Re: Phaedranassa cinera
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008, 11:13:57 AM »
Hi Hans
What a beauty ! Thank you for the pic
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Re: Phaedranassa cinera
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 12:14:15 PM »
Hi Hans
What a beauty ! Thank you for the pic
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Hi Dominique

The problem is only to get such plants or seeds ......
Do you grow also Phaedranassa ( or relatet ) ?

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Re: Phaedranassa cinera
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2008, 08:28:35 AM »
Hi all ,

Good news : the pollination of my plant was succsessfull and the first seeds are ripe

Everybody who is willing to swap some seeds with me is invited to contact me privately

Greetings from Germany
Hans
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