Hello to all,
Sheila: I am also still amazed that this was missed for so long, but I guess that can be explained by the fact that tubers are probably only attached to rosettes for a very shot time at the end of the wet season. Before that, there is only a rosette and after only a lonely tuber which you could only say belonged to a Genlisea through DNA sequencing. Maybe there's also a short period at the end of the dry season when you can find a new rosette still attached to a dying tuber. So you have very narrow windows to observe tubers with rosettes, which is why it eluded everyone for such a long time.
Siggi: Please note that I wrote that only one form of G.pygmaea (the large one) seems to form tubers. I can not vouch for all forms, but a middle-sized one further west did not have tubers at the same time of year.
Pyro: sorry for bumping your article, I'm sure it must be something interesting too! ;)
And for those of you who want to badger Andreas F., he's got tubers & seed of this plant!!! :):) Please tell us how the tubers have behaved over the past 6 months!!
P.S. I've lost contact with Thomas Carow, could someone give me his e-mail? Please write me: email@example.com
Edited by Fernando Rivadavia, 23 December 2007 - 08:19 AM.