RE: Sarracenia questions

Thu, 24 Feb 1994 23:32:28 -0600 (CST)

Thanks for the info. The part about etiolation would explain why my
_Sarr._ seedlings are so long, too. (They are 10 inches to a foot long.) I
will have to check on that _S. purp. purp._ tomorrow to see if there would be
enough root on the rhizome to be safe for both halves to survive. I think
there probably is. If not I'll just take a meristem cutting and see if I can
get it in vitro. But I'm pretty sure now that the mature _Sarr._ I have is a
purp. purp. heterophylla. It's always green with just a little red venation
at the mouth of th pitchers. It's in the process of producing seeds now (hope-
fully producing seeds now, that is) and had begun its flowering (flower stalk
appeared) about December 20, or so. How long do you think it will take for the
seeds to be ready? I think someone said something about 4 months.
The Botany department is also giving me what appears to be a _Drosera
rotundafolia_ which is in flower. I'll get that tomorrow as well. What color
are rotundafolia flowers supposed to be? or will that help me any? It came
from Carolina Biological, I think, but I'm not sure. It was definitely lab
grown. Oh well, I'll have more info for ya'll tomorrow.