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    Sarracenia silwia, sylvia or silvia?

    Hi-

    In regard to the above stated hybrid, (or cultivar?) - what is the correct spelling?

    An internet search just lead me in circles.

    Thanks!!

    Best regards, Lisa

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    As far as I'm aware, there is a 'Silvia Luise' (probably not what you're looking for) and a "Sylwia"

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    If you're talking about the purp hybrid that's appeared recently, seems to be "Silwia;" however, it's not a trademark name nor registered as a cultivar so it's invalid and unofficial anyway.
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    I should also add: the one person I've seen selling this plant on eBay has also regularly mislabeled S. x swaniana as x catesbaei and ignored all attempts to correct the ID, so I am leaning toward ignoring the name altogether.
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    The CP photofinder (a great resource) Sarracenia photos lists “Sylwia” as a Purpurea venosa (not a cultivar) or a similar name as ‘Silvia Luise’ (a cultivar) as a moorei, take a look and see if it is anythiong like it should be.
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    I'm wondering if the person selling the "Silwia" on eBay is actually just misspelling "Sylwia." It's still a cultivar, just not a registered cultivar.

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    Thanks for the replies and the info on x catesbei. I bought that one too from her.

    When I receive Silwia or whatever.... tomorrow, I will research it further.

    Best regards, Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    I'm wondering if the person selling the "Silwia" on eBay is actually just misspelling "Sylwia." It's still a cultivar, just not a registered cultivar.
    Without being registered officially it cannot technically be referred to as a cultivar, so no, it is not. A coined name for a plant someone picked out, perhaps, but as someone else could more than easily take the name and apply it to another plant and register it officially, it has no validity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Without being registered officially it cannot technically be referred to as a cultivar, so no, it is not. A coined name for a plant someone picked out, perhaps, but as someone else could more than easily take the name and apply it to another plant and register it officially, it has no validity.
    Perfectly correct and the reason it is in double quotation marks rather than single, as single designates cultivar status.

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    CULTIVAR noun. Botany. A plant variety that has been produced in cultivation by selective breeding.
    Now that is the English definition and it says nothing about being registered. So a cultivar is a cultivar and a cultivar that is registered is a registered cultivar.
    It also rules out many so called 'registered cultivars' as invalid as they are not produced by selective breeding but are in their natural form.

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    Double quotations designate an "Unregistered Cultivar"
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