Re: leucophylla and reniformis

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Tue, 13 Sep 1994 17:39:07 GMT+1

> This brings me to the shipment of this week. The specimen is mostly a mass of
> stolons, rhizoids, and bladders---present is only one leaf 2 cm in diameter
> on a petiole *several* cm long. But what HUGE stolons---I've never seen ones
> like this on a _Utricularia_! They are 1--1.5 cm thick (the sample on this
> cutting is several cm long) just as TAYLOR notes. Amazing!
> Anybody have cultivation suggestions? This has been apparently been growing in
> a peat/perlite mix. I am potting it in long fiber NZ _Sphagnum, keeping the
> mix very light. I have it in the coolest part of my greenhouse. I dearly hope
> this survives. I have a reference to an old article in CPN that I'll look
> into, but I was wondering if anyone out there in electron-land has this
> beast.....

This seems to be the plant currently grown as U.reniformis in
Germany. A friend of mine grows them in pure peat in a sunny place of
his greenhouse between Sarracenias. Leaf-stalks of his plants are
15-20cm long, leafblades more than 5 cm in diameter.

Andreas Wistuba
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