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    Forked sundew with flower stalk pictures

    My mom recently sent me this picture of my forked sundew with a flower stalk. I'm not 100% on the species because I got it as a hitch hiker, but I'm pretty sure it's a D. dichotoma 'small red form'. The dealer I got it from said it's the only species he has that spreads around the greenhouse like a weed. Any help with the i.d is appreciated.

    Anywho, will simply rubbing the flowers together pollinate them?
    How long do the flowers stay open for?
    How can I tell if they were pollinated successfully? (i.e, will there be seed pods or something?) How long do the seeds take to ripen?

    Thanks, and sorry for the boat load of questions.

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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    I bought D. binata and it looks exactly like what you have. Mine has had 2 flower stalks for a month now. I didn't try to pollinate them.
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    I thought it was a binata at first too, but then I realised it couldn't be after I read the dealer's website. He said that all of the binatas he has in stock are sterile and won't spread.
    So considering this one is a hitch hiker, I don't think it can be a binata.
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    The flowers will self-pollinate on closing. Or an insect will do it for you. Or you can rub flower together. Or you can pluck off the anthers and rub them on the stamens. Or you can transfer pollen on to something and then to the stamens.

    The New Zealand forms should be self-fertile.

    Otherwise you need a different clone.
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    Thanks NAN.

    Any idea on how long the seeds take to ripen?
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    It's a D. Binata, I'm not actually sure if it is a var. Dichotoma

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    I've got a third stalk almost ripe enough to clip. I didn't really pay attention to the time frame. 2-4 weeks on a wild guess
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