Venus flytrap origins uncovered


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From the BBC news website:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/...000/8151644.stm

I particularly like this part:

A DNA analysis by Ken Cameron of the University of Wisconsin confirmed that the Venus flytrap and waterwheel are indeed related, and the closest relative of both turns out to be a species called Drosera regia.

This would go some way to explaining the stories of Drosera regia and VFT crosses being produced.

Cheers,

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This would go some way to explaining the stories of Drosera regia and VFT crosses being produced.

Maybe, if so and they started to produce these in numbers that would be amazing!

Does anyone have a picture of one?

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The story goes that they didn't survive very long, as far as I know there aren't any pictures.

I've never taken the story seriously enough to try it.

Trev.

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