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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] The plant...



    Close-up of leaves...

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    Wow! nice plant!
    Is this tropical? ive been thinking of getting the seeds from the seed bank
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    Cindy,

    This is beautiful example of the Kansai form of D. spatulata, I especially like the view of the prominent stipules in the center of the plant.

    The plant is a tropical, but it's hybrid parent D. rotundifolia contributes a tendency for winter pseudodormancy in my collection, where in the past it has formed a sort of hibernacula. I keep my plants less wet and cooler if and when this happens.
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    Wow, Cindy! That is a great plant! Is this plant from seeds?

    Tamlin, I thought that D. spatulata is a species and not a hybrid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (guqin @ Dec. 19 2003,19:14)]Wow, Cindy! That is a great plant! Is this plant from seeds?

    Tamlin, I thought that D. spatulata is a species and not a hybrid?
    It is, but that proticular plant was named before people found out it was really a fertile hybred, not a varient, so now it's technically it's own speices.
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    So, D. rotundifolia is one of the parents of D. spatulata (Kansai form). What is the other parent?

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    Most D. spatulata are indeed not hybrids (except possibly in the very remote past). Only the "Kansai" form of D. spatulata is a now fertile hybrid with D. rotundifolia, and may be referred to as D. tokaiensis.

    D. tokaiensis is only found in a very limited range around Shikoku and southern Honshu in Japan. The Kanto form of D. spatulata is distributed from Australia to central Japan, although it is highly variable across its range.
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    Hmm...Means this plant is d.spatulata (Kansai) and it's a species...although it's d.spatulata x d.roundifolia...uh, right? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]

    Tamlin, how do you tell if it's Kansai or Kanto? And does flowering weaken it? Since it's doing quite well, I thought I should start collecting seeds for give-aways!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]



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