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#1 flycatchers

 
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 16:40 PM

With the various name changes etc is this form now classified as H. neblinae (Cerro Neblina)or is it still considered a different clone?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:44 PM

Hi Bill,

Hope your losses have ended now.

It may be best to post some pic's of it for people to look at, and try and ID, what you have.

But the answer to your basic question - No, according to Stewarts new book, "H. neblinae var. viridis is regarded as having no taxonomic value".
It states that "Recent study of the holotype .... has revealed that this plant was based on an etiolated specimen of H. parva."

It also says Stewarts description of neblinae in the last book was incorrect and that he confused different species due to the original description of neblinae not matching the actual holotype.

You may want to get a copy of the new book - although how long it will be before yet another new one with yet more changes comes out is anyones guess.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 00:50 AM

Not really that confusing to me. I never thought H. parva, H. nebinae and H. macdonaldae where the same thing. Why is Stewart so much better at Heliamhora taxonomy than with Sarracenia?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 19:28 PM

Hi Bill,

Hope your losses have ended now.

It may be best to post some pic's of it for people to look at, and try and ID, what you have.


Alas this plant also has now collasped and looks beyond saving. Certainly this Sudden death syndrome does not seem to be only caused by high temperatures.

:(

bill