x obovata 'Ivan's Paddle'
Posted 30 November 2011 - 16:02 PM
(If so, can I have some please... )
Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:46 AM
would be interested in any vigorous clones...
the answer is yes, it does appear to be in the UK at least
Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:59 AM
The name D. x obovata refers to D. x anglica var. obovata. However, I think these names should changed from variety status to that of subspecies...
What makes this different from the normal x obovata?
'Ivan's Paddle' is a tetraploid version of the same hybrid, but made in cultivation using one of the Hawiian forms of D. x anglica var. anglica.
Ivan made a slight mistake about the name of his new plant in the article, linked below. It isn't really var. obovata in the strictest sense, as D. x anglica var. obovata is naturally occuring and non-fertile(!) while this man-made 'Ivan's Paddle' was designed to be able to make seed. So it is probably more accurate to say is most similar to the D. x anglica var. obovata hybrid, but is a different form/variety/what-have-you of D. x anglica. I find it easiest to use " Drosera x 'Ivan's Paddle' ".
If plants like this are discovered which are naturally occurring (something which can be tested for against Ivan's plant--they'll have different DNA), they should receive a different Latin name and then we could refer to this cultivar as a selection under that Latin name.
Enjoy the read.
Edited by Dave Evans, 09 December 2011 - 17:30 PM.