D. nagamotoi?

From: Ivan Snyder (bioexp@juno.com)
Date: Sat Oct 16 1999 - 20:14:06 PDT

Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 20:14:06 -0700
From: Ivan Snyder <bioexp@juno.com>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3594$foo@default>
Subject: D. nagamotoi?

Hi CPers,

     The possible new sundew species Drosera nagamotoi is extremely rare
and apparently only exists in cultivation. This species has one known
animal associate with which it has an extemely complicated symbiotic
relationship. It depends totally upon this host for continued existence.
The host species is Homo sapiens. The origin of this sundew is certain.
It originated in the fantastic environment of Southern California.

The hybrid D. x nagamotoi is a rosette of upright paddle shaped leaves
about 4.5 cm. in diameter. At maturity the leaves can become an olive
green color and bear red tentacles. You may have seen other forms of this
hybrid. I created my new form by crossing the tropical Hawaiian D.
anglica with a form of D. spatulata from Australia. It has a white
flower, a bit different leaf shape, and is more hairy. Also, mine is
fertile and produces seed because it has been treated with colchicine.
For this reason it may be considered a man-made species.This is the first
such allopolyploid sundew created artificially. To help maintain this
unique plants existence I have available several free packets of seed
now. To reserve one packet, those experianced in growing sundews from
seed may reply to my juno address. < bioexp@juno.com > I will then
give these lucky first several people my home address to which they can
send a self addressed stamped envelope.

Ivan Snyder
Hermosa Beach

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