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My first drosera hybrid...

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This is my first successfull drosera hybrid...

Drosera neocaledonica x oblanceolata "Hong Kong"

The "mother" is neocaledonica...so looking at those seedlings that are different from the pure D.neocaledonica ones I can say that the hybridization has gone good!

Moreover D.oblanceolata seedlings have a more rounded lamina...

Looking forward to see the flower (I will have to wait some months in my terrarium).

I hope also to see more "neocaledonica" characteristics like the "hairy" petiole (that in neocaledonica seedlings are absent).

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These are the "parents"...

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For a comparison...these are D.oblanceolata seedlings:

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very cool!

Congrats

For a comparison...these are D.oblanceolata seedlings:

d_oblanceolata_hongkong.jpg

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Thank you!

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Hey there,

And just the other day I was wondering if these two species can hybridize...

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Hey there,

And just the other day I was wondering if these two species can hybridize...

Thye should...I've read (I don't remember where) that they are very similar from the genetic point of view.

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Looking good, congrats!

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Thye should...I've read (I don't remember where) that they are very similar from the genetic point of view.

A good way for checking if two Droserae will cross is to check if they are in the same section:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Drosera_species

and they both have the same number of chromosomes:

http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/ipcn.html

http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/reprint/90/1/123

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Yes Amar you are right.

They are in the same subsection "drosera".

However D.oblanceolata is not mentioned in those documents...but it should have 2n = 20 or 40.

Moreover being in the same section and having a compatible chromosome number means that you have a good percentage of success...but not 100%.

Edited by mrAlmond

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Here I am with a little update about this cross...plants are beautiful and ready to flower...flower stalk is red and thin as D.oblanceolata but buds are bigger and reminds those of D.neocaledonica...moreover it has some long hairs on it...

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Great job!

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Excelent work, the plants look fantastic. Congratulations, now you have to register a name for it!

Is it easy to grow? It has the charmy look of D.neocaledonica with the hairy petioles. It would be nice to have a plant with that look that is more easy and fast to grow than N.neocaledonica

Edited by UtricSeb

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Excelent work, the plants look fantastic. Congratulations, now you have to register a name for it!

Is it easy to grow? It has the charmy look of D.neocaledonica with the hairy petioles. It would be nice to have a plant with that look that is more easy and fast to grow than N.neocaledonica

Yes Seb, it seems to be easier and faster to grow...I've sown some pure D.neocaledonica on the other side of the pot and those seedlings are still half of the size of the hybrid.

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Here some pics of the flower...it's white like D.neocaledonica but smaller and with a calyx similar to D.oblanceolata...

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Nice, crisp pictures!

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Fantastic hybrid! I like the shape and the texture of the leaves. The flower is also interesting because when a white-flowered Drosera is crossed with pink-flowered one, the hybrids will produce pink flowers.

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Wow, really nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!

Fernando

Edited by Fernando Rivadavia

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How did you avoid self pollination? I would like to try to make new hybrids. Any tip?

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How did you avoid self pollination? I would like to try to make new hybrids. Any tip?

Just carefully cut off the anthers before they mature. This way self-pollination is impossible.

http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JARS/v29n1/Fig04.jpg

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