View Full Version : What kind of S. alata is this?
12-05-2003, 08:02 PM
12-06-2003, 11:42 AM
That is a picture of the S. alata 'black tube' variety.
12-14-2003, 06:17 PM
wait, isn't 'black Tube' the same as 'nigrapurpurea'?
12-14-2003, 08:44 PM
It's called Sarracenia alata black-red by the company selling them.
12-15-2003, 07:10 AM
To my knowledge, there are no valid names for varieties of alata. Unlike flava, which have been divided into 7 varieties I believe. So with alata, you get a lot of made-up names for the same plant. You'll see nigrapurpurea, black/red, maroon throat, pubescens, etc..... Those are nothing more than nicknames and have no scientific basis. We just need someone to do a little research and see if these variations are significant enough to warrant varietal status (I would presume they would be), like Schnell did with S. flava.
12-15-2003, 07:08 PM
yeah, some one needs to sort this out my head is starting to hurt... Btw has anyone ordered S. alata nigrapurpurea and red/black from Dean Cook, what's the difference between them?
12-16-2003, 03:08 PM
My guess is that there is little difference between them. Most likely, they were nicknamed independantly by two different people. Here are a couple of pics of a "nigrapurpurea" that I got from someone who gets most of his plants from Dean:
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