Re: Puberty for Cephalotus?

Robert Beer (
Tue, 7 Nov 1995 09:16:26 -0800 (PST)

It seems to be mainly a matter of "critical mass." For me it has always
been when a clump of juvenile leaves reaches about 1 1/2 inches wide or a
little more, that it suddenly puts out an adult trap. There is no
gradual increase or intermediate form; it just makes a complete shift,
which I find fascinating.


On Tue, 7 Nov 1995 wrote:

> Anyone know when (roughly) Cephalotus traps change from their juvenile form
> to their adult form (ribbed peristome)? Is there a particular age? or size?
> or some other mysterious factor? (Lecoufle's "Carnivorous Plants" has a great
> example of the two forms side by side on page 116, I believe) ... next week
> I'll ask about coming-of-age rites for my Heliamphora Minor <g> ...
> thanks in advance
> Jay Lechtman
> L235@AOL.COM