This clone has a nicely shaped oval mouth, and consistently has pronounced red veins in the throat. Unlike many other clones, this one can get really tall-this year, one of the traps is over 2 ft, which is taller than any other clone in the collection.
All pictures below are of S. oreophila Clone #4:
S. oreophila clone #4 is the trap in the middle. I took this shot to give you an idea of its height-the other pitchers to the left and right are flava var. flava:
Now, a few weeks later, the mouth is starting to turn reddish(pic taken june 5th, 2012):
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2015 16:13:31 GMT -5 by meizzwang
didn't even think about the blue skies in that picture-that's what happens when you're spoiled and it's like this almost every day!
Didn't even think about that-so we're pretty much the same distance from the equator, just on opposite sides of the world? Your outdoor plants have this look that's very similar to the way mine look. Hard to describe-kinda like how Sarracenias grown in greenhouses look different than outdoor grown plants. But not all outdoor grown plants look the same.
Here are some photos taken 11/16/12. It's amazing that there's still any traps that haven't turned brown-most oreos are completely dormant without any good looking foliage at this time of the year. Notice how intense the color has become:
Never seen pitchers that looked like this on clone #4, but then again, this clone has never produced pitchers so late in the season. Phenotypic variation is extreme with S. oreophilas and many other species of Sarracenia (yes, this is 100% for certain clone number 4, I didn't get this mixed with some other plant). I'm guessing this indian summer we had (which ended in very late October) is responsible for the anomalous late pitchers.
Going through the archives, I came upon these particular oreophila pics, and realized their striking similarity to this unknown individual I had put into a flava seedlings thread last year. This was the only individual with a very round and flared mouth, out of a large mass of flava seedlings. It is experiencing its first dormancy outside now with the rest of the collection, and I can't wait to see it grow up to a mature plant. The pics you see here were its last, under lights, before spending the autumn outside.....
A plant labeled “Sand Mountain #4” at a friend’s greenhouse a few years back. I now have this clone. Looks to be in-line with what Mike has posted so far. It’s quite a tall clone, but doesn’t color up to this extent outdoors here in OR. Listed origin for this plant was California Carnivores, bought from them in 2003, probably been in cultivation for quite a long while.
Thanks for sharing pics Rayce! That does look like S. oreophila clone #4 to me, and if your source's story is credible, I'd put that on your label. However, I can't confirm the "sand Mountain" designation (and I think Damon or someone else was complaining that Peter has been labeling all heavily veined oreophilas as Sand Mountain. It's possible they are all from that region, but only Peter really knows if he remembers....he probably got those plants in the early 90's if I had to guess). Got this clone back in the late 1990's from CC's when they first started distributing it. It is now widely distributed in cultivation.
CC's had a bowl of oreophilas labeled clone#1 thru clone#5. I was also able to acquire clone#5 that looked completely different: was way more vigorous, taller, and with almost no veining or coloration, even under the best of conditions. Don't have it anymore though unfortunately.
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
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