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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]






    It just popped up in the terrarium the other day...

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    Nice flowers. A few of my utrics are in bloom--it's always a great site to see!
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    Thanks chloroplast.

    ...thought i'd post a couple more shots.
    The more I look, the more I want to call it monanthos (dichotoma spp monanthos or whatever) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]






    Notice the hollow stolon (sorry it's a bit blurry)


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    Very nice pictures!
    It's like walking out a door and discovering it's a window.

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    How tall is the scape?

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    Seandew

    The scape is about 4 inches... however I had a previous one that reached about 6 inches. Both scapes bared single flowers.


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    With scapes of that height it definitely isn't a U. dichotoma var. monanthos. The scapes of a true U. dichotoma var. monanthos are never much more than an inch in height, usually less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]With scapes of that height it definitely isn't a U. dichotoma var. monanthos. The scapes of a true U. dichotoma var. monanthos are never much more than an inch in height, usually less.
    Seandew,

    I am confused: Taylor indicates that scapes can reach heights of 15cm (exception)... Lowrie states that scapes are short (inches), however he also uses hollow stolons as a diagnostic for monanthos.

    I would be curious to know if anyone has recorded a dichotoma with holow stolons. And does this hollow-stoloned dichotoma feature multiple flowers? [hmmm]

    I am not an expert - but in general, I have some misgivings about using flower height as a definitive diagnostic for this guy. Scape height varies widely based on growing conditions - Taylor even states that plants can alter scape height based on the water level. Isn't it possible that a monanthos could have somewhat longer scapes due to environmental conditions [artificial lighting (think etoliation)]?

    I would like to hear more of your thoughts on this confusing subject.
    In light of the taxonomic confusion, maybe U. dichotoma "single flower variant" would be more appropriate?

    Thanks,
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