Robert Allen (Robert.Allen@Eng.Sun.COM)
Mon, 14 Mar 1994 09:30:42 +0800

>> I got a message in my mail from you to Robert about drosophyllum. Do
>>you know why I got a copy of this message? I don't even know what
>>drosophyllum is. I had to be careful to write this word down correctly so I
>>could respond to you. I am looking forward to hearing what this all about.

I'm a Robert, and I used to have Drosophyllum. I gave seed of
it away to various people. Drosophyllum, aka. "dewey pine",
is from Portual, and is distinguished as being one of the
fewe (if not only) CP which grows in dryer conditions. It
traps in a method similar to a sundew, and could be confused
as a large sundew. Instead of having stalked glands however
it has flat glands. The leaves are gooey, and any bug landing
on the plant dypically gets gooed enough that it sticks fast,
and is eventually digested. The plant is a very interesting
looking plant, with sulphur colored flowers. It's not hard
to grow, but some people consider it an annual. My plant died
recently after 3 years. I'm sorry to see it go, but I'm
glad to have the growing space back. This species has
lots of deep roots and needs a large pot.