I have examined other species of the genus, and found them to be fertilised in almost identically the same manner.
A not uncommon orchid by the sides of second-growth forest or banks of streams over all the Archipelago, is the
FIG. 9.a SPATHOGLOTTIS PLICATA (FRONT VIEW); A, AN THER-CAP; B, POLLINIA ,* G\ CAUDICLES OF TOLLINIA ; D, STIGMA ; E, FRONT OF COLUMN ,* F, TIP OF ANTHER-CAP; G, FLAP OF MARGIN OF STIGMA.
FIG. 10.a SPATHOGLOTTIS PLICATA (SIDE
view), when anther has rotated downwards; a, c, e, f, g, as in FIG. 9 ; H, ROSTELLOI.
white or purple terrestrial orchid Spathogloitis plicata, Bl., whose method of fertilisation differs from that of the Phajus. Its pollinia lie in a rather deep anther, which runs out into a
FIG. 11. a SPATHOGLOTTIS PLICATA, LONGITUDINAL SECTION (SIDE VIEW); A, C, E, F, H, AS IN PREVIOUS FIGURE; B, POLLINIA. [DIAGRAMMATIC.]
FIG. 12. a SPATHOGLOTTIS PLICATA. (FRONT VIEW), WITH THE ANTHER ROTATED DOWN OVER THE STIGMA ; LETTERS SAME AS IN PREVIOUS FIGURES.
lA ng sharp triangular rostellum far overarching the stigma (Figs. 10,11). The pollinia-caudicles, composed of pollen grains, protrude from below the anther case and lie on the rostellum, projecting a little beyond its tip, as seen in the lateral view of