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Thread: Identification on an unknown strain of VFT.

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    The bundeling could be coming from more than 1 bulb. Thats what happened to me when I got my first fly trap.
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    Gah. Yes, I realize now what I forgot to include. That quarter. However, I can tell you that the pot is a 3 inch standard. I don't know if you can acurately judge the size of the traps from that tidbit. Also, seeing how the plant seems to be fairly mature, I don't think the tissue culture explination is valid. there is quite a size difference from mature to sprouts. I thought originally that the rhizome was splitting, but VFT's tend to shoot out much larger traps than the cluster seen when this occurs.
    Another possibility that I have considered is a possible double plant, and also, the fact that a seed COULD have dropped into the pot by accident just before shipping out to Safeway.

    Another thing: I didn't post a comparison photo for the BM plant. I have one of those posted below now. Note the thick base of the cilla, and the relatively few number of them.

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    Ah, not to double post or anything of the sort, but I havn't had my question answered yet really. Has anyone looked at the new comparison picture I posted? I really would like to identify this thing.

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    Resources:

    http://www.freewebs.com/vftshop/vftgallery.htm
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/Dionaea.html

    Typicals show a wide range of characteristics most of which show up one way or another in so-called cultivars.

    If anything other than a typical most likely you have a 'Dente/Dentate' which you can find easily at Lowes, Wal-Mart etc.

    Just remember any VFT even clones of the same plant will look different depending on how they are grown and when you look at it. You can even have clones of the same plant growing in the same pot that will look markedly different from each other.

    Having several VFT of various sizes in a freshly bought TC is no big deal. It's an artifact of the TC process. When a TC batch is deflasked many of the plantlets are "joined at the hip" and often it is not practical to separate them so they just get potted up like that.

    These are all TC plants - all the plantlets are connected to the main rhizome - I potted or repotted them all myself and I inspected the rhizomes at that time:

    'B52' - there are at least two other smaller plants - 3-5 growing points in this pot



    'Sawtooth' - one plantlet



    Typical (a) - at least two small plants along with the main plant



    Typical (b) - again at least two other small plants



    'Justina Davis' - (sunburned) 3-4 smaller plants




    Here's an example of a TC "clump":
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    Not a Number is right. Many venus flytraps look like eachother and may even resemble cultivars too. One way to narrow down the guessing is to find out which nursery supplies Safeway with its VFT's. Did the plant come with a label or advertisement? I know Booman Floral doesn't supply "Big Mouth" since all their plants are tissue cultured seeds.
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    When it really comes down to it you've got an unknown vft from a big box store. Nothing wrong with that ! It looks cool, does what you want and doesn't talk back. The only real way of knowing you have a "named" or otherway identified cultivar is to buy from a reputable dealer, or decent folks here or the owner/breeder of the cultivar. Otherwise with vft's especially your not gonna know for sure. Like I said though be happy that it's so cool and maybe find another cool one breed them and make your own super vft cultivar !
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    Quote Originally Posted by uglypho View Post
    Not a Number is right. Many venus flytraps look like eachother and may even resemble cultivars too. One way to narrow down the guessing is to find out which nursery supplies Safeway with its VFT's. Did the plant come with a label or advertisement? I know Booman Floral doesn't supply "Big Mouth" since all their plants are tissue cultured seeds.
    Well, I did save a tag. It specifies that it came from a nursury in California. I've tried to google the nursury's that have operations based in California to no success. However, I know that it didn't come from Booman. I would have remembered that name!

    That many type may look like eachother is something that I hadn't considered prior. Still, those teeth look very curious. Upon closer inspection, they actually split partially into two near the end, giving them a slightly ragged appearance. I havn't found any cultivars that this characteristic presents itself in, so this raises the question of whether this is somehting else entirely, or if it is just the result of the quality of care that the plant recieved before I got it.
    Thanks for your continued help guys. It looks like this thing is coming together for me.

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    Multdent
    http://xs46.xs.to/pics/05370/multidentsm.JPG

    'Louchapates' (Dionaea 'Noodle Ladle')
    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn...101.html#ladle

    Split-ends occurs in any VFT from time to time, more likely on 'Dentate'. Also related to 'Fused Tooth' just not as extreme.

    http://xs46.xs.to/pics/05376/fusedteethsm.JPG

    'Louchapates' is a varient of 'Fused Tooth' with split-ends. Yours is not showing fused teeth but the fusing doesn't always come out. Time will tell but don't hold your breath.
    http://carnibase.com/dossiers/images...crodentata.jpg
    http://chloroplastik.free.fr/images/...es-3.07-06.jpg

    There are at least three nurseries in California selling VFTs. Booman Florals is the only one confirmed that propagates their own. The other may be reselling from another TC source. Gubler Orchids is known to sell 'Dentate'/'Dente'

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...816#post827816

    The cultivars in wide distribution are 'Akai Ryu' (aka "Red Dragon") and 'Dente/Dentate'. Chances are you have a 'Dente' or a typical that's just showing off.
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