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I am diagonaly parked in a parallel universe
I am working with a researcher at the University of Arizona who is studying carnivorous plant genomes. He is particularly interested in plants with the smallest genomes and Genlisea aurea and margaretae are at the top of his list. It is difficult to obtain much test material because these plants are uncommon in cultivation, so I thought I would put a post up here to see if anybody would like to donate some plants or cuttings to science. I also attached a list of other plants he is interested in, particularly the ones near the top of the list with the smallest genome size. The number that follows each species name represents the genome size in picograms. If you are interested in donating some plant material please email me at acgeary(at)email(dot)arizona(dot)edu instead of using a forum PM.

Genlisea margaretae 0.06
Genlisea aurea 0.06
Utricularia gibba 0.09
Utricularia blanchetii 0.14
Utricularia parthenopipes 0.14
Utricularia quelchii 0.16
Utricularia praelonga 0.16
Utricularia australis 0.18
Utricularia microcalyx 0.22
Utricularia pubescens 0.22
Utricularia humboldtii 0.24
Utricularia sandersonii 0.24
Utricularia subulata 0.25
Utricularia livida 0.26
Utricularia reniformis 0.34
Utricularia prehensilis 0.41
Pinguicula ehlersiae 0.5
Pinguicula heterophylla 0.53
Pinguicula cyclosecta 0.53
Pinguicula gypsicola 0.56
Pinguicula gracilis 0.61
Pinguicula primuliflora 0.68
Pinguicula macrophylla 0.71
Pinguicula agnata 0.76
Pinguicula emarginata 0.81
Pinguicula esseriana 0.85
Genlisea uncinata 1.02
Genlisea violacea 1.03
Genlisea lobata 1.31
Genlisea hispidula 1.54

Utricularia longifolia ?
Utricularia calcifida ?
Utricularia tricolor ?
Utricularia bisquamata ?
Utricularia uniflora ?
Utricularia graminifloria ?
Utricularia alpina ?
Utricularia dichotoma ?
Utricularia nephrophylla ?
Utricularia flacida ?
Utricularia caerulea ?
Utricularia vulgaris ?

Byblis liniflora 0.89
Drosophyllum lusitanicum ?
Nepenthes ampullaria ?
Nepenthes hybrids ?
Dionaea muscipula ?
Drosera madagascarensis ?
Drosera binata 0.63
Drosera capensis 0.3
Drosera nidiformis ?
Cephalotus follicularis 0.64
Genlisea sp. (?)
Pinguicula moranensis ?
Sarracenia spp. (all + hybrids) ?