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    D. Callistos questions

    I have 2 different color flowers coming from my D. Callistos. I believe one is called 'Fraser Island' One flower is Pink and one is White. I have seen online D. Callistos with orange flowers. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to get one and if it is different type?

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    You have something else, maybe a spatulata fi. D. callistos is the one with orange flowers. Maybe you just switched the labels. Post some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S_Oregon_CP View Post
    I have 2 different color flowers coming from my D. Callistos. I believe one is called 'Fraser Island' One flower is Pink and one is White. I have seen online D. Callistos with orange flowers. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to get one and if it is different type?
    I have heard 'Fraser Island' in association with D. spatulata, not callistos.
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    Ok. I have a link to a seller that shows D. Callistos with orange flowers and one flower in there is the same flower half my callistos has. I looked at a few other sites and saw that it is called Drosera callistos 'Brookton Form' with orange flowers. I can see that they are all the same plants just with three different color flowers.

    The plant in question is a D. Callistos. I have 2 different colored flowers one pink with yellow inside and one is white with red inside. I have seen Orange as the flowers Callistos have. I have also heard that it is just a version called Brookton form. I want one!!!!

    I am not sure these are all Callistos, they could be something completely different. I bought em from a nursery.

    Plants in question




    Pink Flowers with yellow in the white ones with middle dark red.






    pinkish/white with red center




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    It looks to me like you have Drosera omissa/ericksonae x pulchella (pinkish/lavender flower)
    and Drosera patens/nitidula ssp omissa x pulchella (whitish flower). The red styles/stigma are characteristic of most of the former nitidula complex and hybrids.

    Both of these hybrids are floating around often mislabeled, not necessarily as Drosera callistos. I have Drosera omissa x pulchella mislabeled as Drosera nitidula x pulchella. It appears it was mistaken for Drosera patens x pulchella. The plants look similar but the flowers tell a different story.
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    These hybrids are going around under many names. I think is the reponsability for each one of us to research and see what pygmys we have in collection before passing them around with bad id's. I stopped trading for pygmys on TF due to this issue.
    NaN you are right on the first one but are you sure about the patens x pulchella? I see only nitidula x pulchella...that pink/purple color is typical for this hybrid.
    S Oregon CP if you are sure you didn't switch the tags you should contact the nursery and "thank" them!
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    They look like my flowers! Anyways, here's a D. callistos:


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    Yes, it could possibly be D. pulchella x nitidula. Color depends on growing conditions also.

    They are not D. callistos though.
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