Dave's Drosera brevifolia

From: Barry Meyers-Rice (bamrice@ucdavis.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 21 1999 - 09:16:58 PDT

Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:16:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Barry Meyers-Rice <bamrice@ucdavis.edu>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2654$foo@default>
Subject: Dave's Drosera brevifolia

>I'm working on propagating this thing, and will then start distributing
>it via the ICPS seedbank.

>And once it gets into the ICPS seed bank, please be sure to let us know
>that it has such superior qualities. I know this is incorrect (least the

Will do.

Actually, I suspect this plant is the result of a few happy coincidences
of an excellent collection by Dave, and subsequent selection by yours
truly. My girlfriend was making noises last night about wanting to write
this up as a cultivar, but I haven't grown this long enough, or seen
enough plants in the wild, to see if this is really a noteworthy
selection. (Don't forget that, despite popular misconception, cultivars
*can* be described so that seed can be a viable way to propagate plants.
Every gardener who has every bought 'Big Boy' or 'Early Girl' etc tomato
seed packets knows this.



Dr. Barry A. Meyers-Rice
Carnivorous Plant Newsletter
Conservation Coeditor

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