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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon.B View Post
    That's a gorgeous hybrid! Very interesting cross, I'm sure it will be popular. Are you going to name it anything interesting?
    Not a name yet...I've a lot of plants of this crossing...I just want to select the best one and then I will think about a name...

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    i was taking some pictures of my nidiformis flower just now and looked over and saw that another sundew had a flower open too! what luck! i took them both out of my terrarium and did a quick inspection: the nidiformis had fresh pollen sacks bursting open and the "pretty rosette" i just got had its recepticle things all fresh looking (anthers?) its pollen sacks looked like they wernt even developing. so i didnt do anything fancy to pollenate them. i just ripped all the pollen sacks off the nidi with some tweezers and rubbed them in the other flower and left them there. i guess i did something right because less than three minutes later they were both almost completly shut.

    fresh nidiformis flower


    drosera nidiformis and drosera sp. "pretty rosette"


    the flower shut very quickly


    LETS HOPE THIS WORKS!!!!!!!!!!

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    That's great! Good luck!

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    Good luck Milipede! Hope it works for you.

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    its going much better than expected. i got to pollinate three pods with the nidiformis pollen over the course of three days. theyre the fattest seed pods ive seen on a sundew. does anybody know if hybrid vigor starts so early? you can see two of the pods here next to some (much smaller) self-pollinated pods below them




    and a close up


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    It could be the "selfed" bud did not pollinate or not all the ovary chambers were pollinated. Hand self-pollination sometimes yields bigger seed sets than letting the flower do the job on its own. When the sepals close the anthers may not be aligned with the stigma or the pollen may have been blown or shaken out without contacting the stigma.
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    i figured it was about time to do an update. the cross between the nidiformis and 'pretty rosette' worked like a charm. its pretty average looking though...

    i sowed the seeds in may. here they are now:




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    Millipede, are you still looking for capensis broad leaf? PM me if you are.

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