I'm currently aware that the experts who could refute, comment, or otherwise answer this inquiry are generally unavailable.
Namely Tamlin Dawnstar, Barry Rice, and Aaron May (sundewman).
I've come across conflicting information regarding forms and cultivars of Drosera spatulata. Supposedly Drosera spatulata 'Tamlin' is a "form" according to Aaron May, in his video here.
He mentions that his plants were seed grown! If this is true shouldn't his plants be Spatulata 'Tamlin' f1 or similarly Spatulata 'Tamlin' X Spatulata 'Tamlin'? According to this page http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq5270.html they are cultivars and the taxonomy above should be used!
A reference for more well known cultivars (such as Dionaea muscipula)-- you cannot call the offspring of a selfed B52 simply B52, it's well known that they must be called (B52XB52), and even though the parents are genetically identical, the offspring certainly will be different genetically.
I've received seeds from Aaron May such as: Spatulata; 'Tamlin,' 'Ruby Slippers;' and Bakoensis. All appear to (especially Bakoensis [which is a confirmed "variation" not cultivar]) retain their parent's characteristics. Do selfed sundews retain enough characteristics of their parents to still be considered a cultivar? Could someone more knowledgeable clear up these taxonomy discrepancies between "forms,"
"variations," possible "speciation," and "cultivars" of this particular species.
As a side note, the name Bakoensis refers to a location in Africa for which this variation is found. For those unfamiliar, this plant is a compact, pygmy-like form of spatulata.
Another well known Sundew "Frasier Island" is well retained. Is it a cultivar, or a form?
These questions bug me all the times, thanks for stopping by.