Nice flowers. A few of my utrics are in bloom--it's always a great site to see!
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Very nice pictures!
It's like walking out a door and discovering it's a window.
How tall is the scape?
The scape is about 4 inches... however I had a previous one that reached about 6 inches. Both scapes bared single flowers.
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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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?