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Thread: Veeeerrrrrry strange vft

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    I'm really sorry i couldn't get a pic of this, but i saw a VFT in a store a while ago. This VFT was flowering too. But that isn't the strange part. There was a PLANT GROWING OUT OF THE FLOWER STALK. Right below where the flower buds start. I really wish i could have gotten a pic of this. Has anyone else had this happen to them?
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Its common in Drosera cultivation. There is a term for it but it escapes me atm. If you want to dig for it, there is a post about it in the Drosera forum about 6-12 months back.

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    false vivipary

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    It is not new, Tuna. I have seen that happen many times in these years of growing. May be due to stress during scaping from something generally weather related. Its is so cool to see, and to play with the plantlets!!
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    cool, did you buy it?
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    I believe the term is: vegetative apomixis. It is the process by which a plant can reproduce a plantlet along its floral stem or in the bract of its floral buds. Is is often found occuring in vfts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]False vivipary: some plants will produce mutated flowers. Instead of normal flowers, the plant makes little plantlets on the flower stalk! This is commonly (and erroneously) called vegetative apomixis. The plantlets can be rooted (with care) and make new plants!


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    You can find links to photos at
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/Dionaea.html
    near the top under the heading
    False vivipary

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