Re: D. whittakeri

From: Phil Wilson (
Date: Mon Feb 01 1999 - 11:46:03 PST

Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 19:46:03 +0000
From: Phil Wilson <>
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Subject: Re: D. whittakeri

I'm not too familiar with weather conditions in Western Australia during
late summer/autumn but I suspect you would need to spray for several
hours at a time to simulate the natural rainfall. :-) Far easier to soak
the seeds for a few weeks!

>You might also try lightly misting the seeds with a hand sprayer on a daily
>basis - thus simulating natural rainfall to wash out any inhibitors.
>Regards, Adrian Arnold.
>> Subject: Re: D. whittakeri
>> In message <000a01be4bc5$d6cc3420$>, Mark
>> Pogany <> writes
>> >Does anyone have experience getting D. whittakeri to germinate?
>> Try soaking the seeds in water. Many tuberous Drosera seeds contain a
>> chemical inhibitor which prevents germination. In habitat this will be
>> gradually washed off by rains during the rainy season. The inhibitor
>> prevents seeds germinating after summer storms when the conditions are
>> not suitable for growth.

Phil Wilson
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