Yes the ones marked mixed hybrid are all Sarracenia catesbaei's. They are all my own cross from many years ago.
The plant in the 3rd picture is a Sarracenia catesbaei. Its a cross with Sarracenia flava and a Sarracenia purpurea.
Named after Mark Catesby, an English naturalist who visited Virginia 1712-1719, and Carolina 1722-1726 and went on to publish several illustrated volumes about his trips, naming a few Sarracenia in the process.
Ive been googling and trying to learn sarracenia genetics and am a bit confused (easily done !)
1) Do I understand that any
seedling from a cross of flava with purpurea will be a catesbaei.
2) Or did someone (maybe Catesby himself) once upon a time select a particular seedling, name it after Catesby and since then it got raised to species status.
If (1) then these genetically diverse seedlings could have very different appearances
yet have the same name
If (2) then should we call Ian's seedlings S. catesbaei var salterii (or salteraei ?), or some similar name ? Maybe it isnt a species so S. X
catesbaei var salterii.
BUT if (2) it could only be a S. catesbaei if it were a clone of the original seedling,, argh!
Which makes me wonder when surnames get latinized what determines if they get -ii or -aei, more googling needed,,, (edit: guess : perhaps if the last letter of surname is a vowel it gets aei)
All very confusing, I blame Linaeus :)
Edited by MalcolmP, 29 June 2012 - 11:22 AM.