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Thread: Drosera meristocaulis

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    Fernando Rivadavia asked that I post his fabulous photos of the rare D. meristocaulis.






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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] That is one cool Drosera! Is is some type of Pygmy? It looks like one sort of.
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    Very cool. Really small for a "big" Drosera, lol. I mean, it was supposed to be one of the larger Drosera of S. America(though that was from drawings, I guess).

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    Joe

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    Very cool plant! Is anyone growing it in the States?

    Glenn

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    It does look small, but it is from South America. It is not in cultivation as far as I know.

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    now thats a cool Drosera. i hope it gets introduced into cultivation here in the states at some point. anyone have anymore info on the plant?

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    Hi guys,

    It's not in cultivation yet, but will be soon!

    As some of you may have noticed, it DOES look like a pygmy and is apparently most closely related to the pygmies (look at the 3 unbranched styles in the flower). It's almost a perfect pygmy, right out of an Allen Lowrie book, except for the apparent lack of gemmae and single flowers tucked between the leaves (sessile flower scapes).

    It seems to be a relict species lost on one of the most isolated spots of the Americas: the Neblina Massif on the Brazilian/ Venezuelan border, in one of the most well-preserved areas of the Amazon rainforest.

    Old herbarium specimens from when D.meristocaulis was discovered in the 50's show plants up to 30 or 40cm long, but this is an extreme, when growing among tall vegetation. Usually plants are much smaller as in the pics.

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    Hi,

    Many thanks for sharing the pictures with us, Fernando!! So far I have known D. meristocaulis only from drawings and have always wondered how living plants would look like. Now i do have a better imagination of them. I must come to South America one day myself. It must be one of the greatest things to see some of the south american plants in habitat!

    regards,
    Christian

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