Description Of Commercially Available Species

Quitanilha Portugal

D. adelae Erect with narrow lanceolate leaves, 4-10 in. (10-25 cm) long, crowded on a short stem. Scapes 1-3 with numerous red flowers on each. (Photo 4-13) D. burkeana A rosette with oval leaves. The petiole is narrow, up to 0.8 in. (2 cm) long, broadening abruptly into the blade which is about 0.4 in. (1 cm) long. Two to 12 white or pink flowers are borne on each scape. D. burmannii A basal rosette with reddish leaves having unusually long tentacles. The circular blade is about 0.47 in. (12...

Species Of The Genus Byblis

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS Planting Media Sphagnum peat moss, sphagnum moss living or dead , 1 part sphagnum peat moss to 1 part perlite or sand coarse , or 1 part sphagnum peat moss to 2 parts perlite or sand coarse . The latter mixture is the preferred medium. B. liniflora will grow as a perennial if the planting medium is maintained in a moist condition but not when wet or waterlogged. B. liniflora 65-90 F 18-32 C . B. gigantea 40-80 F 4-27 C . Grows best at a temperature of at least 70 F 21 C ,...

Description Of Plants Commercially Available

Milled Spagnum Peat

Bannister Pale Pink A rosette with 6-10 pink flowers per scape. Petiole about 0.6 in. 1.5 cm long with an oval blade whose diameter is about 0.08 in. 2 mm . D. glanduligera A rosette with 1 or 2 scapes and up to 20 red flowers on each. Leaves yellowish green. Petiole tends to be linear and about 0.3 in. 8 mm long with an oval blade with a diameter of about 0.2 in. 5 mm . Lake Badgebup White Flower A rosette with 1-3 scapes with 1 flower on each. Petiole tends to be linear about 0.4 in. 1 cm...

Description Of Plant

Formic Acid Plant

The plant consists of a short unbranched rhizome, which is a bulb-like structure formed by the overlapping basal portions of leaves surrounding the growing point. The root system is not extensive. The blade portion of each leaf is modified into a trap, by which the plant captures its prey, while the basal portion, the petiole which supports the trap, is fleshy and stores food. The total length of the leaf may be up to 8 in. 20 cm long. The leaves are arranged in a rosette, forming a circular...

Description Of The Species

Longitudinal Section Clover Flower

Pitchers up to 12 in. 30 cm long on stems with a pronounced constriction just above the center. var. exappendiculata has a vestigial hood and pink flowers. var. glabra has no pubescence on the upper internal surface of the pitcher and has white flowers. var. heterodoxa is pubescent on the upper internal surface of the pitcher. Flowers white to pink, pitchers with some red coloration. H. ionasi Maguire. Pitchers up to 20 in. 51 cm long, reddish in color and forming...

Fungicide And Rooting Hormone

Development Axillary Bud

Fig. 3-13 Stem cuttings are made by cutting the stem into one or two node sections. One-half to two-thirds of each leaf is removed A . Cut ends are treated with fungicide and the bottom cut of each stem cutting is treated with a rooting hormone B . Fig. 3-15 Stem cuttings are wrapped with sphagnum moss to prevent root damage. They are placed in a plastic bag to insure a high humidity. Fig. 3-14 One A and two B node cuttings of Nepenthes. Fig. 3-15 Stem cuttings are wrapped with sphagnum moss to...

Miscellaneous

Drosera Capensis Flower Stalk

The easier species of Heliamphora to grow are H. heterodoxa, H. nutans, and H. minor. The stigma is receptive to pollen for a few days immediately following the opening of the flower, while the anthers produce mature pollen about one week after the stigma has ceased to be receptive. Because of the timing of pollen maturation and stigma receptivity, the pollen from one flower cannot pollinate a pistil in the same flower. Therefore, two or more flowers must be mature at about the same time or the...

Species Of The Genus Utricularia In Cultivation

Of the almost 300 species of Utricularia fewer than one-third have been cultivated. To date this large group of very interesting plants has generally been ignored by carnivorous plant enthusiasts. The Utricularia species for which cultural information is available are divided into 4 groups, with plants within each group having similar cultural requirements. They are tropical, temperate, North American, and tuberous groups. It should be noted that the North American group includes all species...

Nepenthes Hybrids

The naming of Nepenthes hybrids is an area of great confusion due to use of incorrect names and synonymy. Identical crosses made by different people and or at different times were often given distinct names. This state of confusion could have been eliminated if there were a clearing house to keep track of hybrids and cultivars. Poor record keeping resulted in misnaming some hybrids. The names listed here are those researched by Ron Fleming, and appeared in the March 1979 issue of the...

Utricularia Longifolia Reproduction

All Types Pitcher Plants

Winter bud of Pinguicula longifolia with smaller brood bodies in foreground. Leaf of Pinguicula with small plantlets. 6-1. Terrestrial Utricularia plants. The surface leaves are photosynthetic . Rhizoids which bear bladders anchor the plant in the growing medium. Sometimes grow out of the growing medium. Leaf of Pinguicula with small plantlets. 6-1. Terrestrial Utricularia plants. The surface leaves are photosynthetic . Rhizoids which bear bladders anchor the plant in the growing medium....

Description Of Plants

Flower Stalk

Heliamphora are herbaceous plants consisting of rhizomes from which arise simple, branched or dendroid stems. Both ensiform phyllodia and ascidiform leaves are produced and occur in rosettes in some species. Flowers which may be green, white or pink are borne on scapes that are longer than the leaves. Fig. 3-25 The pitchers are roughly cone-shaped and in some species there is a constriction, of varying degree, which produces a bulging region below it with a flare-out above it, called the bell....

Species Of The Genus Aldrovanda

Aldrovanda Vesiculosa Hairs

Aldrovanda vesiculosa CULTURAL INFORMATION Planting Media The plants require an acid water pH 6-6.9. Place at least 2 inches of garden, swamp or woodland soil or sphagnum peat moss in the bottom of the container which must be deep enough to provide the plant with a water depth of 6-12 in. 15-30 cm . II sphagnum peat moss is used, the moss will float for about a week until it becomes thoroughly wet and settles to the bottom of the container. Strain the floating debris from the surface after the...

Preface

Carnivorous plants are enjoying unprecedented popularity today. Their popularity stems from the realization that they are relatively easy to grow combined with the mystique that surrounds man-eating plants. Carnivorous plants are immortalized in Saturday morning cartoons, comic books, the late, late shows and monster movies. The fact that carnivorous plants have the ability to lure, capture, and digest organic matter from the animal world has fascinated people for generations. Carnivorous...

Cultural Information

Polypompholyx

Should be acid with a pH between 4 and 6.5. Terrestrial species Sphagnum moss living or dried, long fiber Or milled, sphagnum peat moss, various mixtures of peat moss with sand or vermiculite or perlite. Living sphagnum moss should not be used with the smaller species as it will quickly overgrow the plants. Aquatic species Grow them in any container such as gallon jars, mayonnaise bottles, aquariums, terrariums, plastic washtubs, or outdoors in pools, natural or artificial. If grown in...

Development Of Carnivory

Plants and animals have evolved to fill all available habitats and ecological niches. Plants inhabit every possible environment including water, air, soil wet and or dry , other plants and also animals. Green plants contain the organic pigment chlorophyll. When provided with light, carbon dioxide, water, and essential minerals they produce carbohydrates through a chemical process called photosynthesis mediated by the pigment chlorophyll. The light energy is converted into the chemical bond...