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    You can name the hybrid Drosera spatulata x D. rotundifolia either as D. tokaiensis or D. spatulata "Kansai Form".

    The main visable difference is in the petiole. The Kansai form has narrow (less than 2 mm) petioles which are straight sided for their whole length, and with few stalked glands present along their length. The petioles terminate in an almost round lamina, giving the plant a spoon shaped look (if tyou are using Western style spoons, that is ;-) It also looks like a spoked wheel from above.

    The Kanto form has petioles that gradually widen towards the lamina (the trap), giving a wedge shaped look with stalked glands present along much of the length. The rosettes appear more dense.

    Less visable differences relate to the styles: the Kanto form has less divided styles at the tips (although this is variable in different forms), the Kansai form is more divided at the tips.

    I have not noticed much set back from flowering in either form. I remove the scapes after I have sufficient seed in both cases, but more for preventing the weeds from coming up in other pots. Because the sepals do not fully close around the seed pod, both species self sow like crazy.


    Drosera spatulata "Kanto Form"


    Drosera tokaiensis:




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    Now I understand! To bring this matter to a conclusion, would Tamlin have a photo of a real D. spatulata to show us and also to use as a comparison? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    See the above photos. The first is the Kanto form, and hence a "pureblood" D. spatulata.
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    I see now... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I have d.spatulata Kanto too...but still a seedling.
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