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    Here we have one really pretty sundew, despite that it has very little red in its coloration. A very attractive appearance nevertheless.





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    Very nice. Looks very similar to my D. "ssp. Zimbabwe, Chimanimani Mnts" from SundewMatt.

    I took this picture this morning. Growth has been very good this past month.

    [img]http://home.**********.com/homer/sspzimbabwe.jpg[/img]

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    D. venusta is one of my favorite dews. Its leaves remind me of fireworks. Here is a pic of mine...



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    The "sp. Zimbabwe, Chimanimani Mnts" is probably natalensis.

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    The "sp. Zimbabwe, Chimanimani Mnts" looks just like my "sp. Rhodesia". Those rows of tentacles (parallel to each other and the midrib of the leaf) bowing towards each other, are fairly distinctive.



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    Oooohhh, love the D. venusta! It has great, big dew drops, and mine grows robustly. This should be a more popular 'dew. Don't know anything about the location data or anything on mine, but here it is:
    [img]http://home.**********.com/capslock/images/D.%20venusta2.JPG[/img]

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    Very astute observations regarding the Drosera "Zimbabwe" amd D. venusta. Both are likely best regarded as regional forms of D. natalensis. Possibly the other as well, although the styles of. "Sp. Rhodesia" did not quite conform to D. natalensis, but there are many other common characteristics between them. D. venusta by the way is also from the Chimanimani Mts. in South Africa. I have also seen intermediate forms with slighly wider (although not as wide as D. venusta) lamina with similar characteristics of both D. venusta and D. dielsiana (the latest example of these seemingly endless reiterations is posted on the ID forum). Sundew stew, anyone?

    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/tamlind....003.jpg

    http://www.sherlock-droserae.com/UploadF...._2r.jpg

    Here's a good flower:

    http://www.sherlock-droserae.com/UploadF...._3r.jpg
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    Aww shucks, one more:

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