Drosera ultramafica × spatulata
This plant was sold to another grower as Drosera ultramafica but being suspicious of the tissue culture source I compared it to the published description of the species. The plant fails to match on several key points - no stem growth, lack of red stipules and lack up upright and semi-upright growth of leaves (as in D. venusta). It has subsequently been identified as a hybrid of D. ultramafica and D. spatulata. Hybrid seeds had inadvertently been mixed with D. ultramafica seeds which were then distributed.
See this thread on the ICPS forum for more information.
The paper describing D. ultramafica can be download for free here.
Regardless, I find this to be a very vigorous and attractive plant. Even with only afternoon sun (west facing windowsill) it takes on a rich red color. It is larger than most D. spatulata and doesn't appear to have the nasty habits of pooping out after flowering. It is a very easy grower for my conditions unlike the reportedly difficult to grow D. ultramafica.
These plants produce a good number of seed, which Ivan Snyder says he has been able to germinate. The few times I tried failed. Variable viability/fertility would be in keeping with a hybrid.
You are bidding on one of the plants pictured below. These are very mature plants (notice no stems) some of which have flowered many times or are flowering now.
Plant will be shipped bare root. US only. USPS Priority flat rate $5.25. Winner pays shipping. Shipping can be combined with other of my items. I cannot supply phytosanitary certificates. Paypal preferred.
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I forgot I did this. Here is a "cross-eyed" 3D photo. Look at centerline of the image from your usual viewing distance and cross your eyes until the images overlap in the center. If you have trouble crossing your eyes hold up one finger a few inches from you eyes with the image in the background. Focus on your finger and move it back and forth until the images in the background overlap. With practice you can remove your finger and keep the 3D image aligned.