09-17-2012, 01:15 PM
I'll just hold onto it until it puts on some more size. Hopefully, I can get a flower out of it this year. Maybe get a positive ID on it then.
09-17-2012, 01:22 PM
I'm only somewhat following the ping conversation, but if it's a gigantea ID that's in doubt, check the undersides of the leaves for dew. P. gigantea is (to my knowledge) the only ping that has dew on BOTH sides of the leaves. If yours isn't gooey on the undersides, then it's not gigantea.
09-17-2012, 01:26 PM
I'd need a microscope. That thing is the size of a dime.
09-17-2012, 01:29 PM
oh wow. yeah, didn't see a pic or anything. Just caught a couple of the comments regarding it's I.D.
Originally Posted by Cthulhu138
Gonna have to grow it out either way I guess..
09-17-2012, 01:32 PM
Mass: P. longifolia ssp. longifolia and also the Pinguicula known as P. agnata CSUF have glands on the underside of the leaves.
See "Origin and History" http://www.pinguicula.org/pages/plan...a_gigantea.htm
No matter what it is, it's an interesting ping.
09-17-2012, 01:45 PM
hey alright! I love learning new things..
thanks for today's lesson Drew.
09-17-2012, 01:59 PM
haha anytime! I knew there was another species or two with the trait but had to look it up myself.
Originally Posted by mass
09-17-2012, 02:12 PM
I hate having unknown plants. Especially obvious mystery hybrids. Totally goes against my botanical O.C.D.
09-25-2012, 05:44 PM
09-25-2012, 06:02 PM
whoa.. what did you do?!?!?