Devon, i'm not quite sure what function all of those hairs serve.
If i was to guess, i'd say that they collect pollen grains from the visiting pollinators, and then the pollen grains might be transferred on to the next pollinator that arrives, possibly spreading different pollen on to different plants. This in turn, could help out with genetic diversity.
Shoggoths, i'm not sure if the hairs are sticky or not - i haven't touched them.
A very tiny P. heterophylla seedling peeks out from a surrounding landscape of coarse sand.
This seedling is just over a week old.
The two bulbs each produced 3 flowers apiece this year and i pollinated all 6 flowers, collected seed from 4 of the flowers, but was only able to germinate about a dozen or so seeds from just one of those seed capsules.
So i snapped pics last night, then fed the seedlings, so hopefully in a few weeks they will have grown some more.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5