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    how can you tell the difference with a narrow ?

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    Goldtrap,

    Since none of these plants have been registered as cultivars, and no one has measured and defined the characteristics, the only way you can really tell is to try different seed from different growers. Then, the thinnest lamina form would be "thin leaf", the next widest form would be "typical" and the widest form "wide leaf" (at least in your collection). It is all opinion until something definite gets set in stone via publication. It is always possible that another grower has a thinner leafed clone than your "thin leaf", and inevitably this hypothetical grower would not agree that your plant was "thin leaf" since his would be thinner! This is why we need to register and define these forms. Until this is done, all speculation regarding unpublished measurements ("Large" "Typical" "Thin" "Wide" "Giant" ) are just that: speculation and opinion.

    In botanical terms, there is only Drosera capensis, which is a variable species. Adding anything after the binomial (unless it is published as a cultivar) is therefore largely useless for purposes of communication.
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    Right on Tamlin!

    And contrary to the popular belief of some, anyone can register a cultivar. The only limitation on registering cultivars is our own willingness to perform the minor effort of submitting the necessary information and photograph.
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    Homer, do you have enough sundews in that one pot? I think it would be wise to fit just a few more in the pot [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] . Ok bad joke...The only one I know of are fat, skinny, the red dew, and the white dew capensis. Now I may be wrong but that is my observation. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]

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    Arrow

    I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a "red" form someday. Maybe when my gemmae spree has run into an end here shortly I'll pick one up. I've got a few alba's and slews of the same type shown in my picture, but I'm sad to say that they are all dormant now.

    I've never really bothered to keep a capensis indoors for more than a year straight (until this year), and I'm rather pleased with this plants ability to form a nice stem and plantlets [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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