In the thread 2348(Scented Byblis!), the plants in my photos were mentioned as ” This is the species Allen Lowrie commented on during his second talk at the recent ICPS conference in Sydney, it is yet to be formally described…..”
The Byblis species that Mr. Allen Lowrie talked about is my photo 9. I cannot describe the plants from a botanical point of view; especially how it differs from other Byblis, because Mr. Allen Lowrie will describe this species in the future.
I can only write my impression of this species as cp grower. When I was growing this Byblis I noticed that all the flower pedicels (stems) are ERECT and all the flowers are facing skywards and arranged in a horizontal plain like little helicopter heliports. I imagined the pollinator in its habitat was much smaller than the ones that visit the larger Byblis species in the Pago region. I could see the hospitality that this Byblis species presents to its pollinator in providing horizontal floral landing platforms. I took pleasure in looking at….
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2014 6:19:20 GMT by sweetpea: photo link changed (same photo): 2014/11/29
Hi Sweetpea, Wow, those are remarkable plants indeed! Did you notice any movement of the pulvinus once the flowers are cross-pollinated? I've noticed that with Byblis 'Goliath', the pulvinus supplies movement and reflexes towards the ground with the ripening seed capsule... I theorize that this action lowers the capsule down past the myriad of sticky leaves and competitve grasses 'in situ' for more adequate seed dispersal upon favorable media. Keep up the remarkable work with those lovely plants! Have you experimented with B-9 on the plants?
I saw the movement of the pulvinus you mentioned, both self-pollinated and cross-pollinated. Self-pollinated flower does not always produce seeds, according to variations and according to clones of same variation. Although the pedicels, which have an empty capsule, also have the pulvinus and I saw the movement of it. When I saw it, I expected to harvest seeds. But the harvest was not up to my expectation .
Your theory is very nice! It is maybe right. Very nice observation!
To use B-9 is completely against my policy relates to both growing and breeding program . So I have no experience to use it. Two plants in photo 9 show their original characters. This Byblis species was just salvaged by Mr. Allen Lowrie. So I did not do any selection yet. All Byblis in my photos (in the thread 2348 and 2389) are my favorite ones .