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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresCatasetum Ten Dragons

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A structure on an orchid flower that has both the stigma and stamen.
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Catasetum Ten Dragons

Flower

Male flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Catasetum Ten Dragons
Abbreviation Ctsm.
Featured Plant November 2011
Hybrid Formula
Catasetum (fimbriatum × saccatum) × tenebrosum
Etymology
Catasetum From Greek kata meaning below, and Greek seta meaning bristle, referring to the two long bristles at the base of the column that trigger the pollinia to shoot out.
fimbriatum From Latin fimbriatus meaning fringed.
saccatum From Latin saccus meaning bag.

  See also:  Other Genera

This hybrid has quite dark coloured flowers. It is made from three species of Catasetum that grows at intermediate elevations, all originating from South America. Common to all Catasetum species, it has separate male and female flowers. The male flowers will shoot pollen out at a great rate of knots when the trigger bristles at the base of the column is touched.


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