Re: Pollination

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Tue, 24 Jan 1995 09:16:45 -0500

> Has anyone out there had any experience of the local insect
> population pollinating CP's, in particularly Pinguiculas?
> Last year something pollinated a load of my P.x Sethos
> plants and it certainly wasn't me! The only insect that I've
> witnessed working on CP flowers was a small solitary bee
> (i.e. one that lives on it's own rather than in hives with
> many others) that was busy working on Utric.livida flowers.
> I have 7 honey bee hives at the bottom of my garden and they
> take no interest in the CP at all. I would be interested to
> hear if any one has any information on the pollinators of
> the Mexican Pings, or any ideas or opinions.

Good question. The only time my Pings have been pollinated, I had to do it. I
have seen large bumble bees around Sarr. flowers, and all kinds of flys around
Drosera, but nothing around Pings.

Tom in Florida, looking for flying tootpicks