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N: $[Drosera ' Tamlin ' {W.Dawnstar}]
P: Carniv.Pl.Soc.J.(UK) 26:19 (2003)
S: =[Drosera spatulata {Labill.}]
B: W.'Tamlin' Dawnstar, Oswego, NY, US, 2001
Nominant: W.Dawnstar, 2003
Registrant: W.Dawnstar, 2004
HC: Registered 1. 6. 2004 {JS}
Description: Carniv.Pl.Soc.J.(UK) 26:19 (2003)
"This large-growing specimen of [Drosera {L.}] entered my collection in 2001 from seed sent to me as misidentified as a "superhairy" kind of [Drosera montana var. tomentosa {(St.Hil.) Diels}]. After seeing the mature plant did not conform to this identification, I sought to learn its identity through many enquiries to the international carnivorous plant community, which included such notables as Dr. Barry Rice, Dr. Jan Schlauer, Fernando Rivadavia, Dr. Miloslav Studnicka, Vitor Oliveira de Miranda, Ivan Snyder, and Robert Gibson. Most opinions were uncertain based on the nature of the plants atypical appearance, and the lack of flowers and scape at the time the enquiries were made. Robert Gibson was able to provide a positive determination once the plant showed its white flowers, and in August 2002 wrote, "I suspect they are indeed [Drosera spatulata {Labill.}] -- the clincher is in the photo of the flower. An older flower, below the open one, has sepal tips that have not closed back over the top of the fruit. This seems to be only found in [Drosera spatulata {Labill.}], but is not always developed. The leaf shape, colour and base of scape, plus flower structure all agree with [Drosera spatulata {Labill.}]." Ivan Snyder and Greg Bourke, familiar with this species mentioned that it resembled the plants they had seen growing on Fraser Island (Queensland, Australia). This plant is distinguished by its large form: it grows up to 7 cm in diameter, and up to 7 cm high. The leaves that form in the centre of the plant have a slight undulation and arch, being held initially erect, and later becoming decumbent in persistent layers. This habit raises the center of the plant at maturity up to 7 cm from the surface of the substrate (see Figure A). The rosettes of mature plants never lie flat against the substrate. In general habit it is similar to [Drosera venusta {P.Debbert}], for which it was initially mistaken by many experts. The flower of [Drosera ' Tamlin ' {W.Dawnstar}] is white. In strong light the plant attains a deep orange-red colouration overall, and is well coloured even in lower light conditions of terraria. Seedlings produced by self-pollination maintain this cultivar's unnique characteristics. As such, this cultivar may be propagated both by seed and vegetative means. This plant does not present any particular cultivation challenges: it is a tropical plant that requires no dormancy, and produces large amounts of seed. Vegetative propagation has not yet been attempted. The plant is long-lived - the original plant of this cultivar I obtained two years ago is still thriving in my collection."
Standard: Carniv.Pl.Soc.J.(UK) 26:back cover (2003)
Etymology: after the internet nickname (after a folk hero of Celtic legend) of the introducer
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