In 1999, I obtained F03: Byblis aff. filifolia "outer flower surface lemon" Carson River, Kimberley from Mr. Allen Lowrie.
(The F is my code letter abbreviation and the number represents the clone type in Byblis filifolia complex)
I remember I was enchanted with F03 when I first grew it. However, at the time I had other specific breeding purposes and F03 was not suitable then for my breeding program. In 1999, I only produced seeds with F03 and preserved them in the refrigerator at the end of their growth cycle in 1999. Recently, when I came across the stored seed of Byblis F03 I could not recall in my memory exactly what F03 looked like and because I did not take any photos of F03 in 1999 I had nothing to refresh my mind.
In the spring of 2010, I sowed the seeds of F03. Refrigeration storage insured the viability of the seed of F03 and they all germinated well once sown. After the plants matured I noticed the reason why F03 had enchanted me back in 1999.
In my cultivation, the stem below the shoot apex always turns a blackish-maroon colour with the connecting parts of the leaf down both sides of the stem remaining a beautiful green. Please see photo 1. The connection of the green leaf bases combined with the erect blackish-maroon of the stem emphasizes the slightly zigzag nature of the plant’s erect stem. Please see the photo 2.
The flower character of F03: Byblis aff. filifolia is not unusual.
The adaxial (front) surface is mauve. The abaxial (back) surface is a beautiful lemon yellow with mauve stain. Please see photo 3.
Photo 1: close up of F03: Byblis aff. filifolia stem.
Photo 2: The slightly zigzag stem of F03: Byblis aff. filifolia.
Photo 3: the adaxial (front) surface and the abaxial (back) surface of F03: Byblis aff. filifolia in comparison with another Byblis aff. filifolia variation CS08: Byblis aff. filifolia from Gibb River Road, Kimberley.
photo 1: close up of F03: Byblis aff. filifolia stem.
photo 2: The slightly zigzag stem of F03: Byblis aff. filifolia.
photo 3: the adaxial (front) surface and the abaxial (back) surface of F03: Byblis aff. filifolia in comparison with another Byblis aff. filifolia variation CS08: Byblis aff. filifolia from Gibb River Road, Kimberley.
Edited by PofW_Feathers, 05 November 2010 - 12:46 PM.