This is a cross between S. leucophylla 'Burgundy' x minor var. okefenokeensis. I have seen a picture of an S. x excellens cross done in Europe that had the same green face, but I can't find the picture-anyone else seen it before?
Anyhow, In the spring and summer, this plant looks like your every day excellens, but in the fall, a pronounced "green face" appears. After observing the minor giants, I noticed a few clones have a green "face" as well, but it's not as obvious since there's little contrasting colors on the petiole. However, since there is contrast in the excellens, the green face becomes more defined.
Another cool fact about this cross is that the traps can get 3ft tall thanks to the okee giant genes:
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2012 23:06:59 GMT -5 by meizzwang
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killerkobra: Hey there, all! The boards kinda quiet these days. No monthly photos folders have been posted for 2023, but I'm sure some plants are breaking dormancy. We need pics!
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theprintmaker: New here from central florida . My flowers are up and pollinated lots of traps going crazy.Some flowers on My Rubricorpora came up first started coming up around January 21st . The rubricorpora was first with 7 flowers . where do In post photos ?
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theprintmaker: Here are images of plant progress on 03/16/2023
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theprintmaker: flic.kr/ps/yDkHi Images from 03/16/2023 Spring pop started seeing flowers coming up on 02/26/2023 here in central florida Flava var Rubricorpora tallest 29 inches , Leah wilkerson 31 inches ,Flava var Ornata LW2 .Cell phone images .
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crop: Here are some late summer traps, the fall traps have yet to develop! maybe this year they'll actually be jaw droppers, but for now,
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