flower morphology and temperatures

Barry Meyers-Rice (barry@mips3.as.arizona.edu)
Mon, 31 Oct 1994 11:55:52 -0700

>Is the structure arising from the centre of the flower, dropping down
>before spreading into an upturned, cup-shaped structure the style?


>Are the protuberances at the tips of the lobes on this structure the stigmas?


>Do the petals? that hang down and effectively seperate the anthers
>from the above structures help to promote outcrossing?


>If so, does the flower become more open at a later date, presumably
>when the stigmas are no longer receptive?


>>Air temperatures reach as high as 115--120 F (46--49 C). Since

>How does this equate to the temperatures out side your greenhouse
>at the same time?

Outside air temperatures are comparable.

I just saw my Darlingtonia plantlets are producing their first ever
bifurcated pitcher appendages. Up until now they've been unbifurcated.
I guess they're growing up.