- Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:59 am
Every carnivorous plant species I can think of produces flowers in addition to the various structures used to capture prey. The protuberances on A. liesneri (main drawing and figure C on the illustration) are what make the plant interesting, as some have speculated that they might be used to trap small insects (similar to the way a Drosera species would). Whether or not this is true remains to be determined. Like many members of Cranichideae, A. liesneri produces small (mostly white, if I remember correctly) flowers that aren't showy like most cultivated orchid species (figure D). I too would love to try my hand at growing this species, but it's true that it has only been collected once. Worse yet, there are no photos of it on the internet (trust me, I've been thorough).