Recently, Mr. Alessandro Valenza who live in Italy supplied
very interesting information. He grows and enjoys Paphiopedilums.
He found crystals of Sugar on their pouches of Paph. saderianum
and their hybrids and took photos. The information of Sugar exudates
on Paphs' flower was introduced in News,News,News
on my site. already. The information was supplied by Mr.
Uri Baruk in France. In this report, some
of Paph. species like Paph. rothschildianum or adductum exude
sugar and this report was the article by him in Orchid Review.
After this report, the information by Mr. Mr. Alessandro
Valenza was very easy to recognize. Now, this information will
be introduced bellow.
|I have read a lot of time about the pollination
of Paph. sanderianum but I never seen photos about the sugar
exudation that in theory attracts insects.In this last 3 months
I had a good flowerings about Paph.sanderianum and some of their
and P. Screaming Eagle) and I have took some photos of the exudations.In
P.Kolosand ,the exudation was great and a strong honey scent
was produced. In P.sanderianum and P.Screaming Eagle the exudation
was not so much and the scent nearly imperceptible. I have found
some ants on the flowers (here is winter and so usually no ants
are around),and when the flowers had gone the ants disappeared.
I hope you will enjoy the photos.
Thanks and good Paphs to everyone!!!