hand-pollenating Moraea with a Q-tip and a botanical latin

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:54:11 PDT
Gastil wrote:

>Can someone confirm in time for me to catch with my Q-tip the two M.
gigandra that look like they'll be open the same day tomorrow?

Diane got it right; the stigma are those little flap/lip-like things. You
put the pollen on the inner surface.

You'll find that the stigmas on M. tripetala are incredibly small, just tiny
little nubs near the tip of the anther.

On M. gigandra, the stigmas are at the top end of the crest. You may have to
pry them open.

If anyone wants more details, I posted some instructions and images here:  


San Jose, CA

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