Re: Brocchinia

Pekka Ala-Siuru (
Tue, 8 Feb 1994 12:40:04 +0200 (EET)

On Tue, 8 Feb 1994, Jan Schlauer wrote

> The simple (rather dogmatic ;-)) answer is:
> As far as known (i.e. to me), cp are all phanerogamous plants belonging to
> one of the following genera and all plants belonging to the following
> genera are cp, all other living beings (whether animal-consuming or not)
> are *not* cp:
> _Heliamphora_, _Sarracenia_, _Darlingtonia_, _Cephalotus_, _Drosophyllum_,
> _Dionaea_, _Aldrovanda_, _Drosera_, _Nepenthes_, _Triphyophyllum_,
> _Byblis_, _Pinguicula_, _Genlisea_, and _Utricularia_.
> The more sophisticated answer:
> There is *no* dividing line because there is no conditio sine qua non for
> carnivory in plants. It is a syndrome rather than a point mutation, and it
> certainly has evolved (and *is* evolving, of course) at different times
> from very different lines.
> Being a primitive (=human) person, I just prefer the primitive version.
> Kind regards
> Jan

That primitive version sounds indeed good for us amateurs also, I suppose :-)

BTW how long is the dormancy period with _Pinguicula grandiflora_ ? Must
I wait for the spring when all snow has been melted or can I dig it
up now?

Doug Atlas:

What is the situation now with your _Nepenthes_'s ? _N khasiana_
cuttings ? Do you remember? I have succeeded to root _Nepenthes ampullaria_!
It took about 2,5 months (in sphagnum/peat in plastic bag 20-22 Celsius)

:-) growing!