[PCA] pollination of Cypripedium kentuckiense

Peter Bernhardt peter.bernhardt at slu.edu
Tue Apr 27 14:43:06 CDT 2021

Retha Edens-Meier's paper on the pollination of the endangered orchid, Cypripedium kentuckiense, was published a few days ago and a copy is attached. This required fieldwork in one of the less accessible and comfortable sites over 3 years. If you look at the link below Retha also had a neighbor who was a little too interested in her kitchen scaps (below). Note that this may be the first study of a bee-pollinated Cypripedium species including male bees. A link is added here showing the behavior of the bee inside the labellum sac.


Black Bear Enters Bear-Proof Enclosure<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THBlP-EPjS0>
I was trying to drop off a bag of trash at this dumpster and was at the opposite end of the enclosure as the bear. I heard noises at the back of the enclosure and thought it might be a raccoon. I was wrong. It was a black bear. Yes, I was in the bear-proof enclosure with the bear. Beware of bears while disposing of your rubbish. "For licensing ...

From: Retha Meier <rmeier3 at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:14 AM
To: Peter Bernhardt <peter.bernhardt at slu.edu>
Subject: [External] Cypripedium kentuckiense

Dear Peter,

The paper on Cypripedium kentuckiense is now published.

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