SELF-POLLINATION: In Some Orchids

Orchid Doctor Propagation

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago.

Article Blog   Article Index
Autogamy is one type of self-pollination and occurs in an open flower where pollen is transferred to the stigma without an intermediary or pollinator; cleistogamy is the other type and occurs in an unopened flower; Encyclia cochleata var. triandrum and Epidendrum rigidum are examples of autogamy. A75-700
Share on Social Media:  
Log in to Add a Comment

More The Orchid Doctor Articles under the Heading Self-pollination

Self-pollination Comments
SELF-POLLINATION: Undesirable It is a characteristic of Epidendrum belvederense, Dendrobium brymerianum, Cattleya aurantiaca as species or clones; they do not open their flowers well, since the self-fertilization takes place in the unopened bud; discard such plants. ODA69-112; cleistogamous epidendrums commented on; refer to ODA70-38+ 0
SELF-POLLINATION: Undesirable Habit It is notable in Cattleya aurantiaca and others; the stigmatic fluid spills into the anther cap and the pollen tubes penetrate the stigma. A72-198; in some paphiopedilum species, also. A72-592 0

New Topics

  1. Mark Farran asked question How to open and read articles listed in category General Discussion
  2. Juliann Eckhard started topic Cattleya little susie in category Cattleya Alliance
  3. Shannon Gardea asked question NELLY ISLER in category General Discussion
  4. John Urey asked question Blooming Stenglottis Venus “jamboree “ in category General Discussion
  5. Claudia Young asked question RO system in category General Discussion

New Comments

  1. Daniel Heines commented on orchid Colm. Eric Gabriel Heines
  2. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Cattleya little susie" by Juliann Eckhard
  3. Carol Holdren commented on member plant Bc. Morning Glory by Chris Siolo
  4. R .Benson commented on member plant Kir. New Hybrid (Fred Clarke) SVO9831 by R .Benson
  5. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Blooming Stenglottis Venus “jamboree “" by John Urey
  6. Jeanne Uzar Hudson commented on member plant Lc. Canhamiana var. coerulea 'Cobalt' by Jeanne Uzar Hudson
  7. Jeanne Uzar Hudson commented on member plant Sns. gemmata by Jeanne Uzar Hudson
  8. Stefan Neher commented on topic "Orchid roots .com site?" by Mary Lane
  9. Kevin Barry commented on member plant Bul. Tammie Sue Pernas by Tony Pernas
  10. Linda Hartman commented on member plant Ctt. Final Blue by Linda Hartman
  11. Kevin Bergeson commented on member plant Paph. rothschildianum by Kevin Bergeson
  12. Carol Holdren commented on topic "recently purchased orchid shows unstoppable roots " by David George
  13. Michael Makio commented on orchid V. Beatrice Makio
  14. Carol Holdren commented on topic "shorter stem with less vigorous blooms" by katherine mott
  15. Carol Holdren commented on topic "need info on yellow bird" by Glenda Ratliff
  16. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Looking to join an orchid club." by Paula Milano
  17. Jeanne Uzar Hudson commented on topic "Repotting Large Cattleyas" by Jeanne Uzar Hudson
  18. Jeanne Uzar Hudson commented on member plant Paph. malipoense by Jeanne Uzar Hudson
  19. William Gorski commented on topic "how difficult is it growing from seed" by kevan gregory
  20. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Information " by Carmen Britton