Sunday, April 7, 2013

C. sp. 'Natuna'

I had the good fortune to obtain a blooming specimen of C. sp. ' Natuna' from my explorer friend who recently came back from Natuna Island. The spathe resemble that of C. cordata family in my opinion.

The limb is bright yellow in colour, especially at the lower area near the throat with a dark rim around the limb. The throat is slightly raised. 
The kettle is rather short like that of C. pallidinervia with the male and female flower close to each other. The appendix is purple in colour and the upper section of the interior wall of the kettle is lined with purple dots.
The olfactory bodies is the usual yellow colour.
I will leave the audience to decide whether this specimen belongs to C. cordata family.