The Otholobium saga continues...

The Otholobium saga continues...

Observation - The Otholobium saga continues.... Description: So this species' seed is supposed to be very scarce, not really making many and those that do form rapidly disappear. There was some discussion on some of the previous posts as to what disperses the seeds, and here I postulate my theory: wind. I found qui

So this species' seed is supposed to be very scarce, not really making many and those that do form rapidly disappear. There was some discussion on some of the previous posts as to what disperses the seeds, and here I postulate my theory: wind. I found quite a number of these seeds in a small wind-protected pocket in front of some large rocks. The pod stays attached to the calyx, and the two of them (together with the one seed inside) being very light, are easily blown around by the wind. And thus the mass gathering seen here. With some digging through the bunch of empty calyces it was not long before I found quite a couple of seeds, and like one of the earlier post of Carina (who was the first to document what the seed look like) the majority of the seeds are speckled. So it seems one just has to look in the right place. What a nice find!