Stone Jaguar Posted October 5, 2015 Report Share Posted October 5, 2015 Greetings: Both of my Hydnophytum kajewskii sown in March of 2014 have started to flower. The larger of the two plants now has a foliage spread of just over 45 cm and continues to grow very quickly; indeed it is outstripping its liberal fertilization regimen as it pushes dozens of new inflorescences. I have attached a pair of images taken this past weekend with my smartphone to show the inflorescence structure of this very interesting plant. As has been pointed out in this forum by Derrick Rowe, both this species and H. guppyanum have these elongated peduncles supporting multiple flowers. Since this is the first flower to open, I did not take measurements as they may not be representative of the flowering as a whole, but at first glance they seem to be large when compared with the other members of the genus that I grow. The clear yellow calyx and golden pollen (not clearly evident in the image) are noteworthy. For the time being I will assume that this species is self incompatible and begin to cross pollinate flowers between plants later this month in the hope I see fruit early next year. Thanks once again to Derrick, Frank Omilian and Zhon Bosco for their multiple efforts to bring these amazing epiphytic caudiciforms into cultivation. Cheers, J Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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