For those of you who are into mutants, you will LOVE this plant! From what I've seen, people either love or HATE these freaks of nature.
This plant was discovered at California Carnivores, and it's origin is uncertain. This a very low probability for this type of mutation to occur, and it is indeed extremely rare in cultivation to find lidless plants. Interestingly, in cultivation, these lidless individuals are still very effective at catching insects, and when grown in a greenhouse or outdoors in California, there's no threat of rains filling up the pitchers and causing them to topple over.
For those of you who are into breeding, one can only imagine what kind of hybrids you can make with this plant!
Many of you are familiar with the lidless flava, but there are very few photos of S. leucophylla 'Bris' out there. Here are some photos of the plant grown by California Carnivores:
This one trap looks like it has a "mini lid":
Last Edit: Oct 9, 2012 13:11:04 GMT -5 by meizzwang
stunning!! It was orinigally registered in 2003, but my question is: How is it possibile that it is still so rare??? ANY sarracenia, grown from seed, would make at least 30 growing points in 9 years...
Most people don't know what Bris means, and it's Barry Rice's dirty mind which came up with it. Yes, give him credit...when I was in college, he was explaining to me about cultivar names, and he said "now, let's say we had Sarracenia 'Mike's Little Wang' for example"....now such creativity is on the verge of genius if you ask me! It seems like Mr. Rice and Mr. Wang have something in common with the meaning of their last names, LOL
Okay, different topic:why hasn't MW posted updates of this plant for years? long story short:I loaned my mother plant to a homie because we thought it might flower and he wanted to make some crosses. It didn't flower, but by the time I got it back, the plant was in decline and then died 2 weeks later. I had a TINY backup division that I found while repotting, and fast forward 2 years later, it was babied for Jesus. Here it is, photos taken 9/5/16:
Last Edit: Dec 13, 2016 14:09:54 GMT -5 by meizzwang
kayota: how have I only just discovered this forum when I've been raising CPs for 15 years? I'm just getting back into it after accidentally leaving my plants with a crappy roommate and being unable to get them back
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:03 GMT -5
kayota: So all I have rn is S. oreophila but I saw a lovely leucophylla from a local grower at a garden center the other day so I'm gonna pick that up when I can
Jul 10, 2019 14:44:41 GMT -5
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
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Oct 16, 2019 8:28:32 GMT -5
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Oct 16, 2019 8:30:52 GMT -5
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Oct 16, 2019 8:38:00 GMT -5
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Dec 9, 2019 20:05:53 GMT -5
Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
yyo: nigga that plant gonna at yo ass
Feb 20, 2020 12:21:51 GMT -5