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    Hey,
    That is a picture of the S. alata 'black tube' variety.
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    wait, isn't 'black Tube' the same as 'nigrapurpurea'?

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    It's called Sarracenia alata black-red by the company selling them.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/sarracenia/alata1.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://home.**********.com/sarracenia/alata2.jpg[/img]

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