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Thread: D. binata var. dichotoma "small red"?

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    Hi,

    Does anyone have a photo of this plant which you could post? I have done a web search, but I can't find a photo of it.

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    Christer

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    Give me a few months - I just had two seedlings germinate. Not sure if it is red, but it is D. binata (dichotoma).

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    I have not heard of D. binata var. dichotoma "small red". What do you know about this plant?

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    This is one of the forms mentioned in The Savage Garden. In my experience so far, it's a slow and finicky grower compared to the weed that D. binata is, but when i first received it i thought they might be the same.

    Although it's still too soon for me to tell, i do think now that it is distinct from D. binata, although to my inexperienced eye, that difference is only characterized by shorter petioles and leaf-blades, and a more upright form.


    Left: D. binata Right: D. dichotoma 'Small Red Form' (Background D. dichotoma 'giant')


    Left: D. binata Right: D. dichotoma 'Small Red Form'


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    Hi,

    Recently I got seed of this form from an Australian grower and according to him this plant has been in circulation in the Australian CP community for several year. A web search shows that it is grown elsewhere nowdays. This form is supposed to be self-fertile.

    As D muscipula wrote (and I suspected) it is the same as D. dichotoma (small red form) which is mentioned in the Savage Garden book. Thanks for the photo, D. muscipula!

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    Christer

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    Australian? Hmmmm.

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    As the manager of the ACPS seedbank I have seen the same plant as Drosera binata var dichotoma, Drosera binata, Drosera binata var dichotoma 'Red'. I decide using the term 'Small Red' when I read description in Savage Garden as Peter described the plants I seen cultivation here in the ACPS. It was real first step in describing in this form. It most unusual in the ability to self seed.
    I would supect it comes from either Victoria or New South Wales due it dormancy timing. None of the South Australian forms I seen so far come even close to 'Small Red'.
    I find it grows best in 5" pot, with lots of light.

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    Vey cute plant D muscipula! Why is it not red? Thanks for the pic.

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