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Thread: Drosera capensis...which for is typical?

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    I've been trying to figure this one out for awhile, but it seems to go back and forth depending on what you read and when. Can anyone clear up which one is typical between narrow leaf and wide leaf capensis?

    Narrow Leaf

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    They look like the same plant to me...just one is thicker (bushier) than then thee other. The D. capensis I have is the thicker one. I am not sure if that is because it is in a small pot or not.
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    I looked it up only Narrow Leaf, Albino, Red and Typical are registerd names. But Typical can also be called "Wide leaf" or "Stem Forming". The name "Wide leaf" is sort of misleading because thats not the main difference in the plant from 'Narrow Leaf', rather, Typical(wide leaf) produces stems that multipull leaves can then branch off of while 'Narrow Leaf' only grows leaves directly out of the crown. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Because of this, narrow leaf plants grow more organised and look cleaner. From what I can tell, most captive bred plants are of the narrow leaf form because of this [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Ok, so typical is wide leaf and wide leaf is typical. Gotcha. Thanks everyone. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Well I am confused? What do I have? I will post a picture some time today... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    The plants shown in the link as 'Wide Leaf', have much wider leaves than typical (or type) D. capensis and they are definately not the same. This form, which is also known as 'Broad Leaf', only appeared over here in the UK about three years ago (I don't know how long they have been around in the US) and neither are registered cultivar names, probably because this form does not appear in the 'Savage Garden', which is the published description used to establish the other cultivar names of this species.

    Typical D. capensis, have leaves more like this, D. capensis 'typical', this is on quite a young plant, and 'Narrow Leaf' has them even narrower, I can't find a picture that shows this difference online, but 'The Savage Garden' does (p. 128). Also, D. capensis 'Narrow Leaf' does not form the long stems that the typical form does.

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Hmm, I guess this is where the confusion really starts. So, there's 'Typical', 'Wide' (or 'Broad&#39[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] and 'Narrow' leaf? Wow, i'm gonna need to sit. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    And there are some other unregistered cultivars out there too, such as 'Giant', 'Purple', 'forked scape', 'Merry go round' etc. etc.
    Maybe lying down is a better option [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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