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Thread: Why hasn't the D. Regia x Dionaea hybrid been attempted again?

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    Why hasn't the D. Regia x Dionaea hybrid been attempted again?

    I'm just curious
    Is it cause Regia is still too hard to grow in general or is there just lack of interest?
    I would have really thought someone would have pulled it off by now even if the resulting seed isn't fertile.
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    Drosera regia and Dionaea muscipula, though related, are in different genera and morphologically very divergent. Such a cross likely wouldn't be possible, and if it were, the resulting plants probably wouldn't be able to catch anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Drosera regia and Dionaea muscipula, though related, are in different genera and morphologically very divergent. Such a cross likely wouldn't be possible, and if it were, the resulting plants probably wouldn't be able to catch anything.
    It's already bee done once but died as seedlings. I have the high confidence that if someone here took a go at this they'd be able to baby the plant through its tough stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeafKirby View Post
    It's already bee done once but died as seedlings. I have the high confidence that if someone here took a go at this they'd be able to baby the plant through its tough stage.
    Oh yes? Who do you know who actually got living offspring - albeit brief-lived - from a cross of Drosera regia and Dionaea? I'm skeptical, very skeptical.

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    Ugh..............

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    This?

    You mean one of these guys? I picked it up at a local Kmart. Called a 'diodrosera' in one of those deathcube things.

    Last edited by Nevermore; 04-18-2014 at 11:11 AM.

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    Those look more like capensis tentacles. Still, a petiole covered with sticky tentacles and a snap trap at the end. I could go for that.
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