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Thread: Flava vs. Oreophila

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    Two years ago I ordered what was supposed to be a S. flava from Peter Pauls. The plant that I have been growing has no coloration except for a few red veins in the upper part of the pitcher. The pitchers are short and stocky, and this is the first one to go dormant every season.

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    Your first mistake was having anything to to with Peter Pauls.

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    I hope it's not oreophila. Wouldn't surprise me if Peter Paul's ripped it from the ground.

    Oreophila grows low growing sickle shaped phyllodia, whereas flava grows large upright sword shaped ones.



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    I'll try to post a shot. When I was buying the plants, PPs was the only nursery I knew of. Now that I've been introduced to the wonderful world of the internet, I've since quit using them.

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    yeah pps is pretty horible i would never label a plant oreophilla if i was completely sure just because it is so sparse and alot of collectors want the real thing so i would not label it anything, if you're having trouble finding an oreophilla pm me and i think i have a spare one i can give you
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    Not like the one you sent me, is it, Kirk?????
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    Another good way to seggregate S. flava from S. oreophila is to look at the peristome. In flava it lines up straight relative to the pitcher mouth. In S. oreophila it's off center. The phyllodia are a good indicator as well.
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    Those are good tips to know. Thanks!

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