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    Hi everyone,

    I was at my local Orchard Supply Hardware yesterday and found what appears to be a Dionaea 'Dentate Traps' cultivar, so I bought it.

    What do you think? Does it look like 'Dentate Traps' to you? (Click on the thumbnail to view large 135kb picture)



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    It looks like the official description, which is located here
    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn...1.html#dentate

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    Can anyone tell me the difference between this and D. 'Jaws' And what is the name of the one with even more divided teeth. I'm soooo confused............



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    'Jaws' is in the Dentate Traps Group. The description is here:
    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn..._116.html#jaws

    'Sawtooth' is also in the Dentate Traps Group, but has minute teeth. It is sometimes called "Fine Tooth", "Saw Tooth", "Comb Tooth," "Dentata", "Microdents", "Microdentata". The description is here:
    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn....html#sawtooth

    'Red Piranha' is also in the Dentate Traps Group.
    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn.../v28n3p99.html

    Other unregistered local names appear now and then to add to the fun: "Sharks Teeth", "Haifischzähne", "Short Teeth", and probably others.

    Check out the photos at
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/Dionaea.html

    So now William, you have no excuse for being confused.

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    Well I'll be durned if I can see a difference between 'Jaws' and 'Dentate' but the others are helpful, thanks for the exposition.
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    Yes, thanks indeed BobZ.

    Looks like I got a 'Dentate Traps' cultivar for $5.99--which is a bargain as long as it survives...
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    "Dentate Traps' is one of my most vigorous VFT's, not a wimp like 'Cup Traps'. You should have no problem.
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    Glad to hear that it should be robust. You just never know with non-CP nursery plants though. I have had both good and bad luck. I guess it depends on how long the plants have been in the store in the shade (always in the houseplant section) with little water.
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