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    Congrats Tamlin! They will all make stunning additions to your already outstanding collection. It has to be a sight to see.
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    Here are some links to the only published photos of this rare species sent by friend Robert Gibson. My plant doesn't look like this yet, it is only a very thick root with a few small leaves on the end, but it is a start, and a hope, and it is REAL!

    Morphologically, the plant is closest to D. capensis. The two are strikingly similar except D. ramentacea grows in dry soil on
    coastal hills around Cape Town, has rectangular leaves with a
    conspicuous hair cover, has glandular hairs at the upper end of the scape and is notoriously hard to grow!

    http://www.sherlock-droserae.com/UploadF....son.jpg

    http://www.sherlock-droserae.com/UploadF....son.jpg

    http://www.sherlock-droserae.com/UploadF....son.jpg

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    wow, truely amazing Tamlin! I can't wait (but I will) to see pictures of these growing in your collection! Good luck man! And i'm so happy to hear these plants are finding their way to you.
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    Drosera ramentacea !!!!!!!


    My turn to faint and hit the floor!!

    They couldn't go to a better grower, good luck with them.


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    Well, I woke up, and it's still there. Now the worry begins.....
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    That looks pretty cool![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Do it and D.capensis produce fertile hybrids?



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    Tamlin says to pinch him *** pours crabs , lobters and scorpions on Tamlin *** " well you begged me to pinch you "[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Pondboy

    I do not know if a fertile cross has been tried, and I don't know the karyotype, but I suspect that it might be possible.

    Plant and animal genetics are different, and so the species concept in animals may or may not apply. I will agree that if any 2 species can form fertile hybrids, then this issue has to be looked at very carefully before assigning species rank.

    In Drosera, these type of plants form "complexes" and they are complex! This is where taxonomists "duke it out" and where molecular genetic analysis becomes useful to determine where in the phylogenic tree a given example is placed. Its all very interesting (and often confusing). All members of the various complexes (e.g. aliciae/natalensis, petiolaris, capillaris, peltata/auriculata) must be investigated, and field studies done before publishing a species. It's a lot of work!

    I suppose we would all like the plants to behave in the same way that animals do, that would make life a lot easier!

    Goldtrap,

    The Lobsters and Crabs I will deal with (into the pot they go, ahhh, with some melted butter! I'll eat them before they eat me) but the scorpions are OUT. They are my greatest phobia.

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