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Thread: What's So Great About "Pure Species"?

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    *steals Natalie's gorgeous sarr* My preeeeecioussssss!

    Personally I prefer the look of many hybrids also just from an aesthetic standpoint but when the day comes that I want to try creating hybrids for myself I would like to start with some pure species. It's like a fresh paint pallete!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    from a conservation standpoint is where i begin to give priority more to species.
    One of the big issues is that it's a one-way street. If I have pure species, I can always make hybrids. The reverse is not true.

    This simple concept imperils stands of native plants. Some 'genius' improved a stand of S. alata in Texas by adding some S. leucophylla. After a number of years, the backcrosses have become not obvious & even if people try to clean out the invaders, it's not easy (and there's also the masses of ungerminated seed...).

    In cultivation, any plant not capable of selfing is potentially at risk, especially those species that are not easily refreshed from the wild. Petiolaris dews & Nepenthes are two quick examples of this. How often does one find species seed from either that has been generated from cultivated plants?
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    I don't particularly mind Sarracenia or Nepenthes hybrids but Drosera hybrids hold no appeal for me whatsoever. I don't really know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post

    In cultivation, any plant not capable of selfing is potentially at risk, especially those species that are not easily refreshed from the wild. Petiolaris dews & Nepenthes are two quick examples of this. How often does one find species seed from either that has been generated from cultivated plants?
    Dunno. Looks like N. ventricosa might do this for me. Last flower stalk is largely pollinated by something that wasn't me as it happened while I was on vacation in Oregon. And I dropped a pile of the one that I harvested when I dropped the flower stalk with all the seeds into the pot of a neighboring plant......

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    There's something about pure species, they seem more individualistic and unique in some ways than hybrids. But that being said, I do love many hybrids and they open up the pathway for the creation of many different and new exciting blends of traits.

    For instance -

    This is a cool plant, (S. psittacina x rubra)

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/...0dc5f586be.jpg

    But it's not nearly as specialized or unique as S. psittacina.

    http://www.fischermans-antik.de/Show...is/CK28/80.JPG

    Here is a prime example of what I mean -

    N. bicalcarata x northiana, giant, awesome cool plant.

    http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...03/bicxnor.jpg

    But I do not think it can compare to either:

    http://captiveexotics.com.au/wp-cont...Upper-6015.jpg

    Or,

    http://home.comcast.net/~jneps/NnorthianaLarge.jpg
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    I find many pure species beautiful in their own way:


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    I do prefer pure species more than hybrids. That's not saying I do not like LW, Adrian Slack or other spectacular hybrids. I think some people think of cp's mostly Sarracenia, like dogs. Most people prefer the purebreds instead of the mutts. But then there are people who like mutts instead of purebreds because of health related stuff. Kind of like cps in a way that hybrids are likely more vigorous growing.

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    Technically you can produce a "pure" with hybrids. But maybe my genetics are rusty. Then again most of em are sterile.
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