Veltheimia bracteata & Cyrtanthus suaveolens

David Victor
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:28:18 PDT
Hi Pieter and Ken,

Marloth, the South African botanist, carried out various experiments 
on Gethyllis early in the 20th century.  One of the things that he 
showed was that their flowering may be fleeting, but it does not 
impact their ability to cross-pollinate, as flowers in the same 
vicinity emerge at the same time as each other.  However, as far as I 
know, he did not show why this was so and I don't know of any subsequent proof.

Best regards,
David Victor 

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