Orchid Lessons by Naresh Swami – Elongating peduncle and rachis.

In a few orchid species, the peduncle and rachis get elongated after anthesis (flowering), while the fruits are developing. In many cases the combined length of the peduncle and rachis can achieve almost 4-5 times its length than while in flower. 

Also, these species are conspicuous with their long maturing time of seeds, many take almost a year or so.

Calanthe sp.

Post 43 – 27/December/2020