Strongyloydon macrobotrys!!!

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Re: Strongyloydon macrobotrys!!!

Post by aykhan » May 20th, 2013, 8:48 pm

I am tempted to bring another specimen to try again with even more care this time.

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Re: Strongyloydon macrobotrys!!!

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 20th, 2013, 8:50 pm

Sirji...i would say you must build a state of art Green House first :-).......maybe like the one you mentioned in high park.

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Re: Strongyloydon macrobotrys!!!

Post by aykhan » May 20th, 2013, 9:10 pm

The one in Allan Gardens is more than a 100 years old....

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Re: Strongyloydon macrobotrys!!!

Post by M Farooq » May 20th, 2013, 11:33 pm

aykhan wrote:The one in Allan Gardens is more than a 100 years old....
Wow, their insulation and temperature control must be perfect to accommodate wild temperature variations!

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Re: Strongyloydon macrobotrys!!!

Post by mikhurram » November 30th, 2013, 10:32 pm

Jade wine or Strongylodon Macrobotrys is a pollinated by bats in the wild and it is speculated the reason why its flowers hang upside down is to facilitate pollination by bats. The bats hang upside down to sample the Jade vine’s nectar, and the plant gently brushes pollen onto the bat’s head while it drinks. The next plant the bat visits collects the pollen from the first before brushing its own pollen to be transported elsewhere. Some researchers think that the the reason for its unusual jade green colour is that it stands out in the moonlight enticing bats.

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Re: Strongyloydon macrobotrys!!!

Post by aykhan » November 30th, 2013, 10:44 pm

Interesting.

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