This clone has never had so much white color stretch on the traps ever! For some reason, a lot of the leucophyllas this year got really white, probably because I've been neglecting them more than normal (hard to juggle everything + 2 kids). Maybe it was the weather and the heat? Maybe it was the fact that these pots were borderline too dry several times from MW's lousy watering job?
What's equally interesting is offspring from this clone haven't yet shown an extreme stretch, but after seeing this, the possibility is there! It would be really nice to make a clone that has the white easily stretch down consistently year after year under multiple different environmental conditions, maybe we'll breed something like that in the future.
Anyways, here's S. leucophylla var. alba MK042, pics taken mostly on 10/10/19:
pink veins in the interior, not uncommon phenotype for this clone:
should it be called "leucophylla alba" even if it has red veins in the throat? wouldn't it be more correct to call it just "leucophylla"?
Good question. I'm just glad I'm not a botanist, as this is a complicated matter when dealing with phenotypic variance, or differences in the physical appearance of a plant under various environmental conditions. This clone does produce a solid white mouth:
Since I personally believe the naming system is flawed, I've somewhat amended it for horticultural purposes. I've chosen latin names for particular clones that depict that individual at its best genetic potential.
The conventional naming scheme is rigid and doesn't allow for phenotypic variance, so this is why we have to ghetto rig it a bit to fit our purposes. As an example, here's S. leucophylla var. alba 'original chameleon clone' Baldwin Co, AL. These spring pitchers look nothing like an alba:
But if I were to call this one a regular leucophylla, it would be misleading because it can produce some of the most whitest traps I've seen. Check out this picture below, the two traps come from the exact same plant, this is the same clone, S. leucophylla var. alba 'original chameleon clone' Baldwin Co, AL!
Mouth is solid cotton white:
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2019 12:24:30 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Now I see why you're so obsessed with those chamelon clones LOL! I think the only way to clarify this ambiguity in the nomenclature could be to adjust the definition of Sarracenia leucophylla var. alba... That sounds easy in words, but in fact I think it's not that easy to do.
Bloomed L42 for the first time this year (last year's maxroids took it's wee little rhizome from ZERO to HERO!) and I thought it'd be worth documenting. The pitchers show a lot of alata influence, and the flowers do too! Besides the obvious fact that they are colored just like alata, the petal shape is much rounder and wider than in typical leucophylla. I would also say the sepals have a pointier, narrower alata-like shape compared to average leucophylla. An interesting clone for sure! Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
wow, cool to see the flower. Mine is still far from blooming, but in the greenhouse it surely take the pink hue quickly. This is the spring pitcher. It's bigger than last year but it's still a very small plant.
Last Edit: May 25, 2020 6:29:30 GMT -5 by daniella3d
First year for L42 producing decent sized pitchers - it's no giant, but I also think it will continue to mature for a couple more seasons. The color and shape are lovely though! Bit of a kinky lip this time around (both growth points did it) but I don't believe that is a common feature of this clone. Just a lovely, lovely white made starker by the bold veins. Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
L42 is showing quite a bit of color evolution this season with the trademark pink throat developing quite well! It's been an open question whether this phenotype could appear outdoors since pinks are often enhanced in greenhouse conditions, but here we are. Lovely clone. Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr Untitled by Calen Hall, on Flickr
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
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5