Utrics, Sphagnum, Sarracenia

Barry Meyers-Rice (barry@mips3.as.arizona.edu)
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 10:58:53 -0700


Has anyone here any experience with U. leptoplectra? I have a tiny fragment
of it (assuming good ID) about 2 mm on a side and it is growing only extremely
slowly. I'm wondering if it would prefer being submerged---my U.volubilis
exploded into growth when I submerged it, but on the other hand I don't
want to kill this plant which has the most stunningly interesting flowers.
TAYLOR and ERIKSON don't give provide much help, saying it grows as a
terrestrial or subaquatic, or on the margins of a pond. Anyone out there
seen it in the field or being successfully cultivated?

Anyone have a good source for NZ Sphagnum? The stuff is expensive but I am
starting to have a lot of respect for it as a medium for some Utrics.

Finally, if you're looking for Sarracenia seed but missed my annual fall
distribution, there's a place you can get many different Sarracenia seed
for only $1/packet. It's the ICPS seedbank! I just planted out about
11 packets of seed I got from it, and was very pleased with the apparent
freshness and number of seeds/packet. US growers who are interested
should send a S.A.S.E. to

ICPS seedbank
c/o Thomas Johnson
P.O.Box 12281
Glendale, CA 91224-0981

International growers should include a few IRCs, but I don't recall exactly
how many. Tom is at carnipla@aol.com and should be able to help you.