Re: Hybridization trends

Jeffrey Michael Stein (
Thu, 16 Jun 1994 21:07:51 -0400 (EDT)

> Or Heliamphora/Sarracenia/Darlingtonia? They at least are all in the
> same family.

A questions for you Botanist/Taxonomy people; How are these three genera
considered to be in the same family? Is it by pyhsical charateristics,
biochemical, or both?

I would think that Darlingtonia and Sarracenia would be more closely related,
due to geographic proximity than Sarr./Darl. and Heliamphora. i.e. Darlingtonia
is just across one mountain range vs. 3000+ miles of intracontinental space.
But then again we are talking about nature.

A comment about growing *pure* species vs hybrids of Sarrs: Why not just be
glad that we even have any of these plants left to grow and find satisfaction
in. With bogs disappearing as they are, we should be preserving as many
different species, subspecies, hybrids, and cultivars as possible.