Re: Looking for D. Regia

From: Chris Teichreb (
Date: Wed Jun 16 1999 - 16:16:53 PDT

Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 16:16:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Chris Teichreb <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2198$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Looking for D. Regia

Hi Dave,

> Has any one managed to get this species into TC? If so, does
> it make it through being deflasked?

        D.regia has been successfully tissue cultured and deflasked. A
paper by Janssens, J. 1986. Med. Fac. Landbouw. Gent 51(1)61-65, describes
the technique. If you're really interested in getting a hold of this
paper (took a while through ILL), let me know.

        I also know of a source near here (in Seattle) which has
successfully tissue cultured D.regia, and, I think has successfully
planted it out.

> I know Darlingtonia was TC'ed, but hardly any plants would
> make it through being deflasked. Has this changed any?

        I'll let you know in a while. I've got Darlingtonia 'Othello' in
culture right now. Plants are responding well to conditions similar to
those used for Sarracenia. They've got to put on a bit more size before
I'll consider deflasking though.

> Dave Evans



Chris Teichreb
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.

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