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    Hi William and others...

    Here is the thread about Drosera sp. 'Cuba'.

    I got this plant as D.sp 'Cuba' and I think this to be a very special plant. It always produces one flower at the mid of the flower scape and this flower with a very long pedicel. The rest of the flowers are produced at the tip of the scape like a normal sundew. The plants grow easy without dormancy and self pollinate without help giving seed and the offspring has always the same flower scape caracteristic.

    A pic of the plant:


    and a pic of the flower scape:


    Anyone's D.sp 'Cuba' has the same characteristics??

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    Thank you Sebastian for starting this topic and posting your photos.

    Most of what will be in circulation as "Sp. Cuba" will be Peter D'Amato's Drosera intermedia 'Cuba': which is a ostensibly tropical small form of Drosera intermedia, and is a legitimate cultivar, the standard being published with a photo in The Savage Garden.

    This is a whole different Drosera "Cuba", and it has nothing to do at all with Drosera intermedia. Growers should not immediately assume that the plants they get from seed labelled Drosera "Cuba" will always be D. intermedia, since it is apparent that this particular plant in the above photos is also circulating under the same (or similar) name.

    The use of D. intermedia 'Cuba' is legitimate (and in single quotes which indicates just this), but the use of D. "Cuba" for the above plant is bogus, and will create much confusion as time passes. This is another example of why formal names are so important, as well as a dedicated establishment to monitor and control their usage.

    I would like to see this plant registered under a different name, since it is likely to have wide distribution among growers. Having such a standard photo as above would make it easy for growers to immediately identify this plant, since I have been told the scape formation is a stable characteristic. I doubt this species is to be found in Cuba, but it is an interesting plant. I have seen that scape somewhere Sebastian, and wish I could see it in more detail.
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    Looks kinda like that PTC-1 D. spathulata I got from you William.

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    Very lovely. It seems that Lowrie once had a "sp something" were the "something" referred to the scape being split like that, but I can't remember..........I just remember I have a catalog in my back pack. It says, D. "sp forked scape" from S. America.

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    Hi,

    The scapes look identical to the following Drosera i grow


    Drosera spec.


    Drosera spec.


    Drosera spec


    Drosera spec


    Drosera spec


    Drosera spec

    I received this plant simply labeled as Drosera spec. I think, it is the same plant, that was spread as Drosera spec 'South-Africa' in Germany.

    Christian

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    Looks a lot like my soon-to-be-blooming D. spatulata I got from Home Depot, including the flower bud color. Pic coming soon.

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    Well, curiouser and curiouser! I don't think this is D. spatulata: the seed pods are round with the sepals clasped about the end of the ripening pods (no D. spatulata I have ever seen has clasped sepals). Nor do I think this is a South American species.

    Also the scape is recurved from the base, and the buds aren't clustered to the side as with D. spatulata. The scapes are glandular pilose: I think these features are more consonant with the South African species.

    Sebastian, can you say what the seeds are like? Are they rolly polly, or more fusiform?
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    Christian, your plant looks a lot like mine, it must be the same as mine also originated from germany. Thanks for the pics, I have never seen an open flower in my plants.

    I also donīt think it is D.spatulata, i think it is something else.

    William, the seed are quite small but from what i can see here (dont have the microscope here) they are a little fusiform.

    I will try to send you some this weekend.

    Regards.

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