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In my ongoing effort to clean up as well as free up some space, I realized that I have two utric hybrids that have not been adequately shared.

- U. nephrophylla x U. nelumbifolia
- U. nephrophylla x U. reniformis f. courte

These are crosses I've made in the past 2 years. The flowers for both are similar with some subtle variation. In my conditions, the nelumbifolia hybrid has been extremely floriforous (I basically have flowers all the time) & blooms are produced on extremely long stems (one was 43"). The reniformis hybrid blooms are carried on shorter stems & flower a few times per year. The leaves for both tend toward U. reniformis shape (with more variation seen in the reniformis hybrid).

I currently grow the nelumbifolia hybrid in live LFS as it hasn't done well for me in peat mixes (seeds from my 1st attempted cross all germinated then died in a peat mix). The reniformis hybrid plants are currently growing in an airy peat-based media (I've not done head-to-head media testing with them).

Based on Bob's photofinder (& my cursory forum observations), it would appear that these hybrids may be unique within the USA at this time. The nelumbifolia cross has been made by a few others (in Europe & Brazil) but I have yet to see evidence of the reniformis cross anywhere (which is somewhat surprising to me).

Qualifications for giveaway:
- experience successfully growing section Iperua/Orchidioides (at this stage, it doesn't seem to make sense for these to go to people still figuring out how to grow).
- willingness to periodically share divisions (freely or via fleabay, etc)
- willingness to periodically share pics & experiences (what works, what doesn't, etc)
- reimburse postage (both should fit in small flat rate box ~$6 iirc)
- attribution - basically share where you got them if asked & don't take credit for the cross
- USA only

If interested, add your TF handle to the standard sequential list (start one below). I'll PM those selected & close the offer once my supply has been adequately depleted.

U. nephrophylla x U. nelumbifolia
Unephroxnelumbi122712RS.jpg


U. nephrophylla x U. reniformis
Unephroxreniformis092213RS.jpg


Thanks for playing :bigthumpup:
 
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2. STpaMan - I've been growing U. reniformis doing great, I have some U.longifolia to give away.
 
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1. Bonnie - awesome giveaway! I have some of your other Utrics that have been passed around graciously by other TF members
2. STpaMan - I've been growing U. reniformis doing great, I have some U.longifolia to give away.
3. hcarlton-just starting with these kinds of Utrics, but so far doing very well with them. I'd love to try a hybrid or two, this is a great point to start!
 
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1. Bonnie - awesome giveaway! I have some of your other Utrics that have been passed around graciously by other TF members
2. STpaMan - I've been growing U. reniformis doing great, I have some U.longifolia to give away.
3. hcarlton-just starting with these kinds of Utrics, but so far doing very well with them. I'd love to try a hybrid or two, this is a great point to start!
4. NatchGreyes - I'd be happy to give away some others of this type, and these - once they grow out. From this section, I have a few of the more common plants, which are all doing well.
 

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Beautiful flowers and photography... and that's not flattery! I did a quick search as to what was considered Iperua/Orchidioides

Utricularia section Orchidioides
Species Range Habit1
U. alpina2 Antilles, n South America T/E
U. asplundii2 Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela T/E
U. buntingiana2 n Venezuela E
U. campbelliana2 Venezuela, Guyana (& n Brazil?) E
U. cornigera Brazil T/EA
U. endresii2 Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador E
U. geminiloba2 Brazil T/L
U. humboldtii Venezuela, Guyana, n Brazil E/EA
U. jamesoniana2 Central America, Antilles, South America E
U. nelumbifolia Brazil E/EA
U. nephrophylla Brazil T/L/EA
U. praetermissa2 Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama T/E
U. quelchii2 Venezuela, Guyana, n Brazil T/E
U. reniformis Brazil T/EA
U. unifolia2 Central America, w South America T/E

My definition of success is being able to keep them going for at least one year and get them to flower. I've only had a U. alpina colony for more than a year, but they never flowered.

 
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So were the winners of this already pm'ed?
Four people were notified. I plan to send them divisions as soon as my time permits (I have been away for the past 5 days). Then I'll evaluate to see how many remain & whether I'm able to share more.
 
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