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  1. Hi, It might help to ask the person you obtained the seeds from. As far as I know, there is no cultivar of paradoxa or any cultivar(registered) of any other petiolaris complex Drosera.
  2. If this was a hybrid between the aff.paradoxa swamp form and a paradoxa Mt.Bomford form, then it is possible that the plant will go into dormancy.
  3. Hi Travis, The aff.paradoxa swamp form from Theda Station goes into dormancy for me. The paradoxa from Mt.Bomford and 100km north of Drysdale River Station stays in growth if kept warm. The plant you have pictured is very likely the aff.paradoxa swamp form from Theda Station, which is a smaller and more compact grower than my other paradoxa forms. The flowers are white with red to orange stigma unlike my paradoxa from Mt.Bomford and 100km north Drysdale River Station, which have pink flowers. I suspect that this plant is also labeled as "paradoxa mini" etc. by others although it was originally labeled as aff.paradoxa. This form will also produce semi-upright rosettes as it forms a stem slowly over time. The plant will produce golden traps when going into dormancy and will have very yellow traps. The rosette will become much more compact during dormancy. All the best, Michael
  4. All the species I grow(I do not grow caduca) can stand temperatures 10c at night and probably lower in winter. During this time, I keep the soil moist and not wet(dormancy). Days are warm at 25-30C.
  5. Nice plants! The moranensis(morellia?) is probably moranensis-Morelia.
  6. Most of his seeds are Lowrie seeds resold at higher prices(at 2x Lowrie's price assuming he does not divide up packets): http://cgi.ebay.com/TROPICAL-DROSERA-LOCAT...3QQcmdZViewItem These seeds are all listed on Lowrie's catalog, although I would be surprised that he purchased so many seeds. Some of his pictures are from other websites as well and I hope he had permission to use them. I guess it does not matter what he charges, but I am surprised at some of his prices: http://cgi.ebay.com/Drosera-capensis-broad...3QQcmdZViewItem 5 capensis broad leaf seeds for $9.97. Others include: 5 U.alpina seeds for $9.97. 5 U.bifida seeds for $9.97. 5 Darlingtonia seeds for $9.97. 5 capensis giant seeds for $9.97. 2 D.meristocaulis seeds(resold from Lowrie) for $14.97...
  7. "I think a large portion of the errors are due to auto formatting...he moves a LOT of plants, I can't imagine having the time to sit there and list everything about each plant 1 by 1." I don't think Turbo lister has errors due to auto formatting, especially not errors with wrong pictures matched with description. It is not necessary to list everything about each individual plant as the majority of his Ebay auctions are templates using turbolister.
  8. Hi therockmoron, I am not sure your message is intended for me, but I do not have a problem with people using the word rare. I did not imply that Chuck is inventing location data, however, he does seem to be renaming plants. Two days after I list fulva from Noonamah and aff.brevicornis all red, he lists the exact same plants, but they do not look like fulva-noonamah or aff.brevicornis. For a seller who grows every petiolaris species, I am surprised that he could make such a mistake. Two days after I list some D.madagascariensis-Presqu’ile de Masoala, Chuck lists: http://cgi.ebay.com/DROSERA-MADAGASCARIENS...1QQcmdZViewItem The last time the plant was auctioned, he lists: http://cgi.ebay.com/DROSERA-MADAGASCARIENS...1QQcmdZViewItem Why not list the location in the first place? Looks more like a nidiformis though. The same can be said of the D.glabripes. I list some glabripes-Hermanus, Chuck follows: Before: http://cgi.ebay.com/DROSERA-GLABRIPES-RARE...3QQcmdZViewItem After: http://cgi.ebay.com/DROSERA-GLABRIPES-HERM...1QQcmdZViewItem The plants went from over a “year old” to “three years old”. Also, they now include location data. Why did he not list location and exact age in the first place? I'm sure three years old sounds better than "over one years old". Looks like he forgot to change the description for the above(after auction) as it still reads “over a year old” in the description. I list some lanata type form Lotus Glen, Mareeba, North Queensland and Chuck lists the same: After: http://cgi.ebay.com/Drosera-lanata-type-fo...1QQcmdZViewItem Before: http://cgi.ebay.com/Drosera-LANATA-CARNIVO...3QQcmdZViewItem Maybe one location of lanata can represent all the different locations of lanata? NT and North Queensland are two different territories. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t this listed as aff.ordensis narrow leaf in the past? It does not looks like the aff.ordensis wide leaf-Kingston Rest. http://cgi.ebay.com/Drosera-aff-ordensis-S...1QQcmdZViewItem Wasn’t the “Drosera aff.petiolaris(NT)CARNIVOROUS-GREEN FORM!!!!!!!" and “Drosera aff. petiolaris NT(form)-CARNIVOROUS-RED RED!!” listed without the aff. designation just a couple of months ago? I could have sworn this was a petiolaris-orange just a couple of months ago: http://cgi.ebay.com/Drosera-darwinensis-CA...3QQcmdZViewItem Why not list the location data for some of the plants rather than just a description? DROSERA AFF. ORDENSIS RED-MINI-CARNIVOROUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Drosera PETIOLARIS-FAT-SMOOTHpetiole-CARNIVOROUS-RARE!! Drosera Paradoxa-RARE-GIANT-CARNIVOROUS-BLOOMING CLUMP Drosera paradoxa-Mini-rare tropical droseraCARNIVOROUS! Since the majority of the petiolaris complex Drosera originate from Lowrie, they should have location data. I remember selling Chuck some seeds of D.aff.paradoxa “swamp form”-Theda Station, and plants of paradoxa-Mt.Bomford and paradoxa-100km north of Drysdale River Station when he was just starting. Hopefully, he is not selling these without location data. Does he give location data for paradoxa? I really wonder where plants such as Drosera paradoxa(SWAMP)-CARNIVOROUS-GIANT Form-N.T. originally came from. Check out the following descriptions: "DROSERA FILIFORMIS RED-FLORIDA GIANT ! CARNIVOROUS RARE NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH REGULAR FILIFORMIS RED!!!!" "AWESOME BIG EASY REGIA!!! NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH LESS ROBUST CLONE C OFFERED AS VIGOROUS!!!" "DROSERA BROOMENSIS GIANT!!! UNREAL HUGE CLONE!!!!!!!!!! DON'T BE FOOLED BY SPINDLEY BROOMS LISTED AS HUGE !!!" "Drosera lanata type form EXTRA LARGE Carnivorous Plant VIGOROUS,STUNNING WOOLIE,SUPERBLY GROWN, NOT SPINDLEY!!" Apparently, my broomensis and lanata are very spindley and my regia are less robust? Why make such judgements without having grown my plants? My filiformis all red unfortunetly are not of special “genes". I am sure he sells healthy plants though and I have never suggested otherwise.
  9. I found it rather curious that after listing a couple plants of Drosera fulva, aff.brevicornis, filiformis all red, regia clone c Baineskloof and madagascariensis-Presqui'le de Masoala on Ebay another seller lists exactly the same plants(or should I say almost exactly).... http://cgi.ebay.com/Drosera-fulva-Noonamah...1QQcmdZViewItem petiolaris? http://cgi.ebay.com/DROSERA-MADAGASCARIENS...1QQcmdZViewItem nidiformis? http://cgi.ebay.com/Drosera-aff-brevicorni...1QQcmdZViewItem petiolaris or dilatato-petiolaris? http://cgi.ebay.com/DROSERA-PARADOXA-STICK...1QQcmdZViewItem No comment... http://cgi.ebay.com/DROSERA-FILIFORMIS-RED...1QQcmdZViewItem Is there such a form as the giant all red filiformis? http://cgi.ebay.com/DROSERA-PINCUSHION-CAR...1QQcmdZViewItem A paradoxa? http://cgi.ebay.com/DROSREA-REGIA-BIG-EASY...1QQcmdZViewItem The last one is rather offensive to me, since I have only distributed two or three of the clone c regia last year and I believe the seller is making the claim without having grown both plants. I hope the seller is not deliberately misnaming plants...
  10. Hi Chuck, Could you possibly list the location data for any of the following: paradoxa-all red petiolaris "giant" paradoxa-giant form-NT petiolaris-Fat-Smooth paradoxa-Giant blooming clump paradoxa-mini petiolaris-green-super rare petiolaris-orange
  11. CP2k

    D. meristocaulis yet?

    I sowed some this March and a few germinated. Maybe only 30% or less germinated.
  12. They germinate easily enough for me without GA3 treatment. I do not think it is necessary, but maybe others have a different opinion.
  13. So how are you able to determine that they are the aff.falconeri-Wangi and not the falconeri-Palmerston?
  14. Keep the temperatures cool at night, otherwise the trinervia is unlikely to germinate. I have had very high germination rates by sowing seeds in the summer outdoors and waiting until winter. Seeds germinated in mass during Nov. or Dec. I have also tried germinating species like cisitflora by placing seeds in a filter bag, which is placed in a container filled with RO water. The container is placed in the fridge at night and taken out during the day. The water is changed daily. I did this for a couple of days and sowed the cistiflora seeds, which germinated in a week(with cool night temperatures).