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D. spec. "Bahia" ´Chapada Diamantina, Mucugê, Bahia, Brazil´

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#1 Daniel O.

 
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:31 AM

Hi all,

a few weeks ago two of my D. spec. "Bahia" ´Chapada Diamantina, Mucugê, Bahia, Brazil´ have flowered.
Under my conditions D. spec. "Bahia" is an easy growing species, these two plants flowered only 13 months after sowing out. The biggest plant is about 5cm in diameter but perhaps they still are not adult. The plants which flowered are only 3-4cm in diameter. The flowers are relatively small, about 1cm in diameter so it wasn´t easy to take good pictures of them.
The plants colour up easily, even plants which do not receive a lot of light are reddish. One pot i will give less light for the next months to see if they perhaps will get bigger in diameter.
I tested two different substrates, peat/sand and a sphagnum/sand; they like both of them.
Leafcuttings work easily and perhaps i can offer some spares of this very nice species in the near future.

D. spec. "Bahia" is closely related to D. villosa and somehow the plants look like small D. villosa but the difference in the size is really enormous, my biggest D. villosa are about 23cm in diameter.

And here are the pictures:
D. spec. "Bahia" ´Chapada Diamantina, Mucugê, Bahia, Brazil´
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all in all the scapes are hairless but as you can see a few single hairs are visible
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and now the flowers
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closing flower
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picture taken where it grows in open trays
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And again some pictures of plants that have not flowered till now.
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a little bit more "greenish"
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Sorry for showing such a big number of pictures, hopefully you like them. Posted Image

Best regards,

Dani


P.S.: And of course many thanks to the donor of the seed.

Edited by Daniel O., 13 January 2013 - 05:51 AM.

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#2 Marlon

 
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:53 AM

What a nice specie, its beautiful :D

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:27 AM

Interesting small plant, thank you for sharing the pics and your experiences :smile:
Adam

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:17 AM

Stunning plants and photographs as ever!
Thanks for those Daniel. ;-)

François.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

Nice plants! :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:39 AM

Absolutely wonderful!

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

Beautiful plant!

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:22 PM

Very lovely plants. How heat tolerant are they?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:48 PM

it's really a beautiful plant, and also very beautiful flower... :tu:

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 18:36 PM

Many thanks for the kind words. :yes:

About the temperatures, well during summer i had absolutely no problems with them nethertheless it sometimes reached 30 degree daytime, at night sometimes about 25 degree, but only at the hottest days and nights. But i have to say that last summer we had not a really hot summer, not like the year before. When it was hot it was only for a few days, not for a longer period.

The summer temperatures of the habitat of D. spec. "Bahia" seem to be relatively high (about 30 degree) with relatively high temperatures at night (15-20) but perhaps somebody from Brazil could give better information about the temperatures.

Later or tomorrow i will try to take some pictures of D. spec. "Bahia" next to D. villosa to show the big difference in the size of the plants.

Best regards,

Dani

Edited by Daniel O., 06 April 2012 - 18:38 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:49 AM

Very nice species !!!!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 14:16 PM

Nice species. I like the tone of those flowers :smile:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 17:27 PM

Hi Dani,
very interesting species!! Thanks for sharing this. I hope, i have this beautys in my SA-Drosera collection in near future.

Have a nice time

Tobi

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 19:41 PM

Hi Dani,

very nice - well grown and captured plants!

Regards

Martin

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 23:43 PM

Many thanks to all of you. :smile:

Tobi, as it´s an easy grower it soon will be more common in collections.

Best regards,

Dani

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:41 AM

Good to see this poorly known species doing great in cultivation! Let's see if they can develop that very long and slender stems of the older wild plants. :)

Congrats

Adilson

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:06 AM

Hi Daniel,

is amazing how many plants you germinated! I try the same and germinated only four plants,
one viable but I don't have floral scapes. I may not have the climate is more appropriate because
the 'Chapada Diamantina' has higher temperature.

Which the age of your plants?

Regards.

Edited by Carlos Rohrbacher, 11 April 2012 - 01:09 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:15 AM

Congrats once again for your amazing effort and skill Dani! I can't wait to see what amazing hybrids you will make with this species, hahaha!

Here's a tip: I consider this plant almost intermediate between the villosa complex and D.grantsaui. I'm not sure if they're directly related like that, but a fertile hybrid might lend support to this hypothesis... ;)

BTW, this plant will hopefully be named by the end of this year.


Thanks again
Fernando Rivadavia


P.S. Yes this species is probably better suited for warmer climates, since it grows in the northeastern state of Bahia (although it occurs on the cooler Chapada Diamantina highlands, up to nearly 2000m altitude).

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 23:30 PM

Many thanks Adison, Carlos and Fernando. :yes:

@Adilson, I´m also very excited how they will develop in future.
In the pictures from Jonanthan it´s not really visible, what length do the older wild plants reach?

@Carlos, a much bigger number of plants germinated, at least half of the seed, it was a nice surprice.
How big is your biggest plant?
They seem to like the higher temperatures during summer but lower temperatures during winter are not a problem as well, during winter my day temperatures are about 18-22 degrees, at night about 9-14.
My plants germinated 14 months ago and after 13 months the biggest plants started to flower.

@Fernando, many thanks for the kind words.
And many thanks for your tip concerning hybridisations with this species, next time i will try it with them after they are the closest "relatives".
This time i tried it with D. camporupestris but only a very small amount of seed was produced so hopefully it has worked.

In Jonanthan´s field report he showed also some pictures of the very hairy D. tomentosa var. tomentosa, do they occur sympatrically?

Good to hear that soon it will have a name.

Best regards,

Dani

P.S.: comparison between D. villosa and D. spec. "Bahia" (not my best pictures)
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Edited by Daniel O., 12 April 2012 - 00:47 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:08 AM

Hi Dani,

this is my 'big' plant:

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Regards.