User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: What is D. rubripetala?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have seen this name a couple of times. Not having been paying attention and "in the know" of every new description out there, I am curious as to what this is, was, what it looks like. Thanks.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Oswego, New York, U.S.A.
    Posts
    5,290
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you sure you don't mean Drosera rubrifolia? I have never heard of a rubripetala, but D. rubrafolia is a recently published Species Novae published by Paul Debbert.

    http://yamadanouenn.hp.infoseek.co.jp/sc01462.jpg

    This is the only photo currently on the web. It is a South African species, and as such Paul Debbert will have a hard argument to try to get species recognition for this plant. I believe the material is in TC now, and it is comercially available.

    It's a remarkable plant from the horticultural aspect if not from a strictly taxonomic stance, and I hope one day to grow it no matter what the ICBN decides.
    "Grow More, Share More"

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tamlin Dawnstar @ Nov. 03 2003,10:45)]Are you sure you don't mean Drosera rubrifolia?
    Yes, I am sure. I saw it on Alan Lowerie's list. I just checked the WEB and it seems to be synonym for D. cistiflora. I just wanted more info, as the pauciflora/cistiflora complex hasn't been fully disected yet, taxonomically speaking.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    CP Database has the following listing.

    N: [Drosera rubripetala {Debbert}]
    P: Mitt.Bot.Staatss.Muenchen 30:377 (1991)
    T: W Cape, ZA, P.Debbert 129 (M)
    S: =[Drosera cistiflora {L.}]

    This (in my mind) also throughs into question what D. rubrifolia is; this looks like a very interesting plant, and superficially, looks like a green D. slackii (by looking at the shape of the leaves; also Rubrifolia = red leaves = color of a normal D. slackii [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img])

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Oswego, New York, U.S.A.
    Posts
    5,290
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like Jan already made his decision on that one. It's pretty hard to publish new species out of South Africa. D. cistiflora sure shows a lot of variation so this isn't very surprising.
    "Grow More, Share More"

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •