Long overdo update time!
D. falconeri (Rescue):
D. falconeri #2 (The same clone attempting to flower for the second time. The first flower was from the less healthy one of the two in this clump.):
D. sp. "Floating":
D. sp. "Lantau Island: flower:
N. albomarginata "Green":
N. "Red Leopard":
C. follicularis #1 (Needs repotting. One of the few growthpoints just died, and a second looks like it might be on its way out):
C. follicularis #2 (This is its mature pitcher. It's as large as the largest ones on my biggest Cephalotus plant!):
C. follicularis #3:
U. livida (hard to get a good picture of these due to the contrast and small size):
D. muscipula "B52" x "B52":
D. muscipula "Microdent":
D. muscipula "Werewolf" x "Werewolf" in-vitro:
D. muscipula "Werewolf" x "Werewolf" seedling group shot:
D. sp. "Floating in-vitro:
D. lusitanicum in-vitro (Seedling #1):
D. lusitanicum in-vitro (Seedling #2 / This one needs to be replated, due to phenolic bleeding. The bottom is also heavily callused, which is good.):
D. lusitanicum callus in-vitro (From Seedling #2):
Nice post! I'm not sure which photos I like the best.
Your 'B52' x 'B52' plant is interesting. I like the idea of taking a good, or great, cultivar and tossing up the genes to see what might come out. I have a "Red purple" x self that has turned out to be a really good plant.
I got that 'B52' x ' B52' from a friend, and it's turning out to be really nice. The traps are huge! I definitely want to get some seed from it eventually. I think selfing Dionaea cultivars is a good way to create some awesome ones, because they are rarely bred past the F1 generation, after being crossed. The F2 generation is where things really start to get interesting, with the recessive traits starting to combine, and then stabilization of the traits comes with subsequent inbred generations.
One of my goals is to create and name some nice Dionaea cultivars. Tissue culture definitely helps them grow to flowering size much more quickly than they do in-vivo. It should allow me to do a few generations, to help get certain recessive traits to show.