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Thread: H. pulchella Chimantensis in flower

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    @cpsammich: that's not a plantlet on the flowerstalk, it's just a leaf...
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    No they eventually form roots and can be planted separate from " mamma"

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    @cpsammich: actually no....heliamphora is considered a very "ancient" species of plant. isolated for God knows how long...while other plants developed modified leaves such as darlingtonia, this one kept this type of leaf structure for its flower stalk rather than develop other kinds...

    here's a darlingtonia stalk for comparison:


    that same small leaf that sticks out of the stalk is homologous to the heliamphora stalk. they dont create plantlets.

    beautiful pic btw Butch!
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    According to Andreas Fleischmann every (known) species of Heliamphora can develop a fully formed pitcher from the first bract on the flower stalk. On some species the other bracts will sometimes form pitchers that are not functional or fully formed. Some can grow fully developed pitchers from all the bracts. They are not plantlets.
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    I've been talking about VFT's, I have absolutely no experience with heli's

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    A beauty! I had one of those aerial pitchers last year. Is is considered "vegetative apomixis" with Heliamphora?
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    The colour on your plants never ceases to surprise me B. Amazing. Cute flower.

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