Mar 02 2010. Gave it a gentle squeeze, out came
the aromatic clear liquid
March 16 2010.. tooth-like growth 'flower buds'
March 20 2010 Can't wait for the 'tooth' shaped flower to open
( most likely it might not), I plucked one 'tooth' and
dissected it... after removing the external membranous bracts
illuminated with white LED torch
separated the internal part from the '3-petals'
a closer shot using cp995 white powdery pollens but where is the ovary?
Peeling back the bracts... i need to extract the whole structure.
here it is. The ovary is the swollen part at the other end ..
severed the ovary chamber.. notice the tiny round whitish ovules.
bits and pieces... on my A4 size 'operating table'
Different types of anthers - foil presentation courtesy of Eliska Zaveska
from SBG Speaker's Series :
I was hoping eventually i get a fully developed flower.