Re: CP digest 532

Fernando Rivadavia Lopes (
Fri, 17 Nov 1995 15:39:28 -0300 (GRNLNDST)

> Glenn,
> >OK CP experts, who out there is familiar with the differences between
> >the various forms of D.gigantea? The CP database gives a Kew
> >Bulletin reference for D. gigantea ssp. geniculata. Presumably this
> >is a description of the TYPE for which Lowrie sells seeds. He also
> >sells seeds for YARLOOP. Does anyone know what the differences between
> >TYPE and YARLOOP are? Could anyone give a reference for a description of
> There may be no difference at all. I can only assume that Yarloop
> refers to where the plant was collected. For those interested, Yarloop
> is 123km south of Perth in Western Australia. I have no idea where the
> type location is.

Knowing the variability of Drosera in W.A. from site to site, I
would assume that this Yarloop form IS different from the TYPE. Though I
don't know the TYPE location for D.gigantea, I would imagine Allen
Lowrie is naming the site exactly because the plants that grow there are
not the same as the TYPE plants.

Fernando Rivadavia
Sao Paulo, Brazil