Here's S. rubra ssp. gulfensis from the extinct radiotower site near Crestview, FL. I've had this plant for a very long time, and it always produces traps that were perhaps a foot tall at best. This year, it produced gigantic traps that are a little over two feet tall, and even better, it has an olive green lip and copper top! Not sure if it gets any better with this subspecies!
S. rubra ssp. gulfensis Crestview, FL (extinct radiotower site), photos taken 8/16/13. Traps are up to my knees. The first picture isn't the most glamorous, but I left the ruler at home, hehe:
ain't it beautiful? Imagine what strange hybrids you could make with this thing:
An overview shot of this monster:
S. rubra ssp. gulfensis var. cuprea? Don't tell Stew J/K
Love this thing:
save the crappy shot for last:
Last Edit: Aug 19, 2013 22:53:06 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Wow Mike! Nice one. Just for comparison, here is a division of our gulfensis giant we got many years ago from Clyde Bramblett, who said it came from "near the air force base", which could be the same site as the old radio tower ?? but we really don't know for sure. A lot of Clyde's collection came from the Yellow River just west of Crestview, and we really don't know what may be left of these sites. It is interesting to note the similarities, and differences, between our two clones. The traps on ours will reach 19 inches, and we see how they could get taller.
Last Edit: Oct 12, 2013 13:33:07 GMT -5 by sunbelle
Very cool sunbelle, thanks for sharing those photos! I didn't visit the yellow river site, but I heard it's no longer there because a hurricane or flood of some sort took out the site.
Here's the radiotower site as of September 2013, and you can see the radiotower in the background (hence, the name of the site!) It's so developed here that it's hard to imagine what it used to look like 20-30 years ago. Not a single plant exists there today:
Really enjoying the rubra posts Mike. I have a nice Eglin clone that is pretty distinctive. I'll put something up when it is fully expressing itself. And, when the damned winds stop. Brutal here at the moment. Feels like it'll never end.
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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.
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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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