And some pics of this D. schizandra flower stalk nearing its end here.
Can't really tell if the capsules contain seeds or not, though each flower was hand-pollinated at least once with the same small paintbrush, and sometimes more than a single time.
Of course, time will tell.
And that time will be soon,
with the final flower soon to bloom.
Had found some info here on ICPS stating that this species flowers were dichogamous.
Does anyone here know if the flowers are protandrous (pollen ready before stigma) or if they are as I am observing, protogynous, where the pollen is not immediately available, when the stigma is receptive.
Just curious if anyone has come across this information and can provide an answer.
Hi coline, in the link below, D. adelae flowers are listed as self-compatible and dichogamous, so it should still be possible to self-pollinate an adelae with pollen previously saved and then applied to the next flower's receptive stigma.
Interesting, I had not seen that new page since I did all my initial researches, I've had seen the incompatibility for the wrong reason in that time. And even with that, and having several plants (different clones), it is still very rare for them to make seed. Good to see paradoxa is indeed self incompatible.