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

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    I mainly keep pure species of Sarracenia because they're location specific and I'm preserving the genotype. I do enjoy creating hybrids, but some hybrids lose the features of the pure species regardless of what happens. There are some hybrids, however, that are mind blowing.

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    While it is theoretically possible to obtain a pure specimen from hybrids, the chances of that happening are so infinitesimally small they're basically nil. Not a good way to get pure specimens. You'd have to genetically test every plant (like billions or more of them) to make sure 100% of the DNA belonged to one species.

    Most CP hybrids are fertile, aren't they? I know Sarracenia hybrids are... In fact, they seem to be more fertile than the parent plants, since many hybrids are capable of selfing themselves but most pure species aren't.

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    yes as far as we know, the genera Sarracenia and Nepenthes are capable of producing complex hybrids, dont know how many generations it takes to produce sterile offspring though. Mexican Pinguicula also capable, and i believe the petiolaris complex also is capable of complex hybrids. dont know if utricularia and genlisea are capable of complex hybrids.

    many of the drosera hybrids though are not fertile because of mix-matched chromosome counts. but yes, most are fertile, and more robust due to hybrid vigor.
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    I'm curious if/when a cultivar becomes a subspecies and then a distinct species.

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    I think hybrids are beautiful also and have some myself, but I can see the point others make about them being put out in the wild and playing havoc with the natives. Still, many hybreds are created by nature also.

    Natalie: Sarracenia 'Lamentations' ([flava maxima leucophylla] minor) is absolutely gorgeous . Please post a picture when it gets adult pitchers.

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    I like species more, due the fact that they are far more distinct from one another.

    However..I do like some hybrids, particularly with sarrs
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    Same with Mark. Mostly I prefer species but I like sarr hybrids.

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    To my newbie eye in the nepenthes hobby, uninfluenced by price and rarity, I have seen countless pure species that look absolutely stunning. That being said, I have seen countless hybrids that looks just as good. I agree with Exo, pure species are extremely different from each other. I'm really open to any kind of nep as long as it's vibrant and has a nice pitcher shape.

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