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    The flower is just beautiful!

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    Quote (utricman @ June 23 2003,11:21)
    This is a very interesting form of D. slackii. The leaves on this plant are comparatively narrow lamina than other D. slackii I have seen, but the red stipules clearly define it as D. slackii. I would be interested in learning more about this plant location data, collector etc. would make this a very interesting plant to own.[/QUOTE]
    yea, i noticed that, kinda has a drosera spatulata body and a drosera slakii flower... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Vic...that is an absolutely stunning plant and gorgeous photos...both flower and plant.

    You must be quite proud of that one!

    Thanks for sharing the pic. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Utricman,

    The clone of D. slackii I grow originated in the nursery of the guy who the plant is named after, Adrian Slack, Marston's Exotics. That is where the person I obtained mine from bought their plant, several years ago, I have no further details on location, collector etc for this particular clone.

    I'm not sure how much the differences that you see in my plant, compared to others you have seen, are genetic or due to the age and size of my plant and the conditions in which it grows (large pot and NZ LFS compost in particular). The leaf lamina don't look that much different in shape to those in the photo on page 132 of 'The Savage Garden' to me, though these are obviously younger plants. When I first got this plant, it looked just like any of the hundreds of D. slackii that I must seen in other collections, here in the UK, or for sale at CPS meetings and in nurseries. I am not certain that there is more than one clone of this plant in cultivation in the UK and wouldn't be suprised if they all originated with Adrian.


    This plant flowers for me each year and can be coaxed into setting seed with a little help from a toothpick. However, neither myself or any of the growers that I have sent seed to in recent years have managed to germinate it, so I can't be of much help providing you with useful material from this one. I imagine that two genetically distinct clones are required to produce viable seed, either that, or I have a sterile clone.

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    Vic,

    I am going to try smokewater and fire stratification on the seed you so generously provided. I'll keep you posted as to the results from this.

    BTW, Robert Gibson responded to your "D. admirabilis" question on the South African thread if you haven't seen it already.
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    Quote (Vic Brown @ June 24 2003,4:57)
    This plant flowers for me each year and can be coaxed into setting seed with a little help from a toothpick. However, neither myself or any of the growers that I have sent seed to in recent years have managed to germinate it, so I can't be of much help providing you with useful material from this one. I imagine that two genetically distinct clones are required to produce viable seed, either that, or I have a sterile clone.[/QUOTE]
    Tone in your post makes it sound as though you feel that I am doubting your ID. I am not. I am merely pointing out a difference that I see.

    The most interesting thing that you mention is the fact that your seed is not germinating. To me this would indicate that you have some sort of hybrid that involves D. slackii possibly with a close relative (D. admirabilis, D. aliciae, etc.). I am only saying this because in my experience seed of D. slackii is very viable and very easy to germinate. This is not the case with Drosera hybrids, which may set seed that will not germinate.

    In any event, I think you have a very interesting and nice looking clone with an interesting history.

    utricman

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