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Author Topic: Some carnivorous :)  (Read 2110 times)

Michael

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Some carnivorous :)
« on: March 29, 2009, 01:59:29 PM »
Cephalotus follicularis, endemic from Australia and related to our well known Saxifraga  :D
« Last Edit: March 29, 2009, 03:59:12 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Some carnivorous :)
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 02:00:21 PM »
Another clone
« Last Edit: March 29, 2009, 03:59:37 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Some carnivorous :)
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 02:03:23 PM »
Heliamphora chimatensis
« Last Edit: March 29, 2009, 04:00:12 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Some carnivorous :)
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 02:04:42 PM »
Heliamphora folliculata
« Last Edit: March 29, 2009, 04:00:49 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Some carnivorous :)
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 02:06:07 PM »
Nepenthes northiana x maxima
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Re: Some carnivorous :)
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 02:57:10 AM »
Cephalotus follicularis, endemic from Australia and related to our well known Saxifraga  :D

This is related to Saxifraga??? ???
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Re: Some carnivorous :)
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 06:24:41 AM »
The Albany Pitcher Plant (Cephalotus) is one I would dearly love to grow, but have managed to kill it twice before.  I don't want any more of them to suffer.  Aren't Pitcher plants (and Sundews, and any other carnivorous plants for that matter) just the coolest things!!??  ;D
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Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

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Re: Some carnivorous :)
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 06:08:07 PM »
Cephalotus follicularis, endemic from Australia and related to our well known Saxifraga  :D

This is related to Saxifraga??? ???

Yes Lesley, in one of the carnivorous plant books that i have red, they mention that its closest related are Saxifragaceae. But recently they moved Cephalotus to the order Oxalidales...

Anyway, if you forget the carnivorous leaves appearance, you can easily see the resemblance with a saxifraga:

On this picture you can see that Cephalotus forms a basal rosette of alternate leaves, and the spiral growing habit is similar to most Saxifrages:

http://www.sarracenia.com/photos/cephalotus/cfoll03.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/CephalotusFollicularis2.JPG




And here you have the flowers. The inflorescence type and flower morphology is also very similar.

http://www.sarracenia.com/photos/cephalotus/cfoll01.jpg


Besides this Cephalotus also put out runner-like stolons. IT is so distinct that it has it's own family (Cephalotaceae) with only one species (C. follicularis).
I am no taxonomist, but if we keep going back, and try to find it's closer genera, then i guess saxifrages would be one of the best contenders ;)

Paul, i still think you should not give up! The plants you grew were potted when you received them, or bare root?

Yes, Droseras are also impressive. Lucky you, that the Petiolaris complex is almost totally Australian. It contains my favourite species of all Drosera! I also like the pygmy types :D


« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 06:12:25 PM by Michael »
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