Monday, October 17, 2011

A Couple of October Mysteries

This enigmatic clutch of eggs? seeds? has appeared in one of the baths seemingly laid on an upturned leaf of the azolla fern.

One wonders how the leaf was treated to make it basket-like and sit above the rest of the leaves which are floating on the water.

The objects don't look like eggs, seeming to have a point and a seed-like shape. What could possible have put them there when Azolla reproduction seems to be happening by way of little black spores.

This lomandra plant is flowering with some very weirdly twisted flower stalks. Never seen that before.

I wonder if it is the effect of a virus.

Or a mutation in the plant.

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