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Cristate P. jaumavensis

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Here is something you might not see all that often: a cristate form of Pinguicula.

I received these P. jaumavensis L90-14 from BCP.

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One of these mexi-pings was always a bit odd, but i didn't pay too much attention to it at first.

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At first glance, it looked like a butterwort that wanted to divide.

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Please excuse the flyspecks on this plant - they are from a recent feeding.

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However, the sides of this plant were not the normal rosettes, one would expect to see in a dividing Pinguicula.

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And a couple of shots from one end looking up the cleavage of this butterwort.

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I've seen cristata/crested/cristate forms in cacti and Euphorbia species before, but not in Pinguicula, so i thought this might be worth sharing.

dvg

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'Like' I see many plantlets in this plant's future....

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Looks cool! Nice Pings!

Which mix do you grow your pings in? I see pumice, coarse sand, lava, ...?

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Great! This sometimes happens with TC culture.

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If you can keep this feature in future generations of this CP, the same may be eligible for a cultivar.

Until next and wish you luck in the cultivation of this plant.

Best regards,

Rodrigo

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Thanks for the comments. :)

Looks cool! Nice Pings!

Which mix do you grow your pings in? I see pumice, coarse sand, lava, ...?

You have a good eye there Co-79. There is some chunky perlite in there as well.

This plant has responded well to a recent feeding,

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by putting out substanial growth over the past twelve days.

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dvg

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This is kinda cool.

I had a look at this plant today and it appeared to now be two separate plants, so I took a toothpick and slid it through an opening between the two clumps and continued pushing it a little ways into the media.

Then I gently pried the toothpick back towards me and voilà...

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...now there are two... ;)

dvg

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Cool indeed! Repeat the same trick approx 10 times more and you'll have a whole bunch for sale ;-) You've already got one potential buyer :chiffa:

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It's like an embryo dividing into many cells!

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When you take a look at CPPF (Carnivorous Plants Photo Finder) i ended up encountering this:

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View of this the question here is; Does the BCP staff (i assume to be the abbreviation for Best Carnivorous Plants) not sent him a P. 'Enigma' by mistake?

Best regards,

Rodrigo

Source:

http://cpphotofinder.com/pinguicula-enigma-3699.html

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When you take a look at CPPF (Carnivorous Plants Photo Finder) i ended up encountering this:

Enigmaball1.jpg

View of this the question here is; Does the BCP staff (i assume to be the abbreviation for Best Carnivorous Plants) not sent him a P. 'Enigma' by mistake?

Best regards,

Rodrigo

Source:

http://cpphotofinder...nigma-3699.html

Hi Rodrigo,

Thanks for providing that link to another cristate ping pic - I really enjoy looking at these interesting forms.

It seem that Mexican pings are capable of regularly going into cristate growth, just as cacti and other succulents are able to show this type of growth.

So it is very possible that the pic you've provided and my plant are separate and correctly labelled.

I've noticed what appear to be a couple of typical growth offsets being produced from the bottom of the smaller division.

If these grow out to be like the other regular P. jaumavensis in the pot, then that will confirm what species this cristate growth actually is.

Here are some pics from May 21, 2013 showing the larger mother and the smaller daughter ping.

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A pic of the smaller daughter ping on May 27, 2013.

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I had expected the larger mother to divide again before the daughter did.

A shot from today, May 30, showing the mother in the foreground.

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Last night though, I noticed that the smaller form (on right) was already in the process of dividing, and it should be fully divided into two separate plants in just over a week or so.

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When these forms decide to divide, it happens quickly.

An update from June 10, 2013

Since my last post, the dividing ping completed the division.

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I like to let these dry out after they divide and this time I removed the dome these were growing under.

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A side effect of having more light, resulted in some striping down the middle of the newer leaves and faint striping on the older leaves.

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The typical plants are starting to show faint pink stripes as well, but the cristate forms are showing them first.

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dvg

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A couple of shots taken in the shade today.

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These mexi-pings, when given adequate light, have a faint pink stripe mid-leaf extending out to the fringe of the leaf.

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I was able to break apart a couple of these cristata forms into two pieces with my fingers, so there are at least six of these growing in this pot now, along with a couple potential offset prospects that were separated away from a couple of the cristate forms. (a couple shots taken in the sun)

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These cristates also form offset growths that retain their cristate pattern, which are then removed and hopefully these will 'catch' and grow into mature cristate forms as well. (top row, centre)

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These forms can be propagated by:

a) letting them divide into two on their own

b) breaking the cristate growths into two or more pieces

c) offset cristate growths that were separated from mother plants are looking promising.

d) thus far, single leaf pulls have resulted in typical rosette type growth.

dvg

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very interesting thread dvg,on a side note those typical's are great looking pings

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Hi dvg,

thats funny, interesting thing! They are looking very good! Want to have them, too...

Best regards

Matze

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Hey, sorry for trying to revive an old thread, but how are these plants doing? They honestly look amazing and I'm curious to see if the trait is stable

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I'll try one more time in case you didn't see this, but thanks for any answer you can give

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Will bump this as it's very interesting and I wanted to say the typical P.jaumavenis look beautiful and healthy too.  Love detailed pics of CPs growing in situ.

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I'm impressed with the development of their P. jaumavensis "cristata", your plants are great looking sign that they are very well handled.

Best regards,

Rodrigo

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Hey, sorry for trying to revive an old thread, but how are these plants doing? They honestly look amazing and I'm curious to see if the trait is stable

Hi guys,

Thanks for the comments and interest in the plants.

No doubt too early to speak of stability, but I still have both cristate forms going strong in my collection.

-dvg

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Great little plant...DVG

 

You put me down for a couple as when you have some... looks rather cool...

 

Noddy

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