Re: N. dubia pollen

Robert Allen (Robert.Allen@Eng.Sun.COM)
Tue, 8 Mar 1994 09:37:49 +0800

>> In my limited experience I've seen that it is somewhat
>>infrequent for Nepenthes to flower--it happens when the plants
>>get fairly large. This observation leads me to believe that
>>it must be very difficult to find Nepenthes seeds even in the
>>plants' natural habitat. (I've mentioned this before in a
>>direct e-mail to you). Nepenthes are dioecious--what is the
>>probability that a male plant and a female plant will be in
>>flower at the same time, in reasonable proximity? Do they have
>>to be in proximity? What insects might carry the pollen from
>>the male to the female plant?

Actually it's apparently not that uncommon to
find seed in the wilderness. I've seen slide
shows by Bill B. and Art North that both showed
seed pods, and they indicated they weren't hard
to find.