Here's a really interesting clone of S. flava var. atropurpurea(?) from Bay Co, FL. So far, the lid hasn't turn solid red for me outdoors so far, but that doesn't mean that it can't under greenhouse conditions other environmental conditions. The mouth of this trap is shapely with an interesting "kink" to the lip, and there's a lot of red pigment in the "neck" and interior of the trap. It makes me wonder if this plant, when used for breeding, can create offspring that look like S. flava 'Killer' (the clone with the extreme red blotch on the neck).
Photos taken 5/17/13:
Last Edit: Apr 21, 2016 17:35:49 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Whoa! I love the look of that plant. The contrast between the inside and outside of the mouth and the sharpness of the boundary between the two colours is gorgeous. As is the sort of diluted colouration of the tube. I would like that one to stay just as it is!
This will come as no surprise to you MW but that's a western Florida flava in so many respects and no atro in my opinion.
LOL I know KE, I agree...just respecting the label that it came with In any case, it's starting to look like a nice clone-I bet the body turns solid red at the very least, and the shape is certainly something to talk about.
some new photos, taken 4/20/14. Finally, one of the divisions colored up (although the lid is still greenish). I'm looking at the photos from last year (above) and looking at the recent photos, and these plants look remarkably different, but are the same exact clone! The shape looks different too, although I've observed such phenotypic differences in other sarracenia (in particular, S. leucophylla Hurricane creek white). Some Sarracenia clones tend to have more phenotypic variance from one year to the next, while others look consistently the same each year.
Anyhow, on to the photos! Look at how bright red the body is:
Here's the same exact plant with different light-notice the developing pitchers haven't colored up all the way yet:
Don't ask me, I don't know...the lid looks "rubricorpora-like" to me, but I'm sure this one colors up all the way later on. Here's the catch: this clone looks very different from the rubricorporas I've seen in bay Co, FL, and this clone is from a location that doesn't exist anymore (as far as I know):
the plot thickens: here's the exact same clone, grown in the same soil, transplanted at the same time, growing literally side by side with the previously photographed plant. Only difference is that they are in separate pots:
But look at the veins on top of the lid!!!
Now this picture looks more similar to the photos of this clone from last year:
The presentation of red colouration in flava is myriad. As is its expression under different or not so readily identifiable environmental conditions. The red side of the species could have a flazillion (technical term) varieties if someone wanted to go that far. Even further than alata!
Totally thought for almost 2 years now that only 2 small divisions were left in the collection. Thankfully, turns out there's still a big division left, and it's pretty darn beautiful this year!
Here's S. flava 'red form' Cooks Bayou, Bay Co, FL, photos taken 4/21/16. Almost looks like an extreme red throat variant, but as you can see from previous photos in this post, this clone can turn solid red:
From this perspective, you can see the trap is starting to color up:
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
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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.
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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!
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