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I have an unknown Genlisea that has been growing under T5 flourescent growlights inside and it has developed small plantlet type offshoots along the scape of the plant.

I was wondering if this is a common occurence with Genlisea or if it is a result of my growing conditions... Here's a photo of the plant.

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Here's another photo of the scape. The plantlets seems to be sending up their own scapes now too.

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Here's the flowers of the plant.

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Nice pics!! It looks like G.flexuosa to me. But see the thread in the link below for more info:

http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=44386

If you're interested in a copy of the paper describing G.flexuosa, shoot me a private message with your email address.

Best wishes,

Fernando

P.S. I'll try to copy/paste a key from this paper to help you ID your plant:

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A key to the species of Genlisea subgenus Tayloria

0. Capsule opening with bivalvate dehiscence, corolla lilac, lavender or white, spur divergent from corolla lower lip ..

............................................................................................................................................................... —> § Tayloria

- Capsule opening with circumscissile dehiscence, corolla yellow, lilac, bluish or white, with gibbous palate near

throat, spur paralleling the lower lip ....................................................................................................—> § Genlisea]

1. Scape thick (more than 1 mm in diam. above the middle in dried specimens), succulent. Upper lip of the corolla longer

than (equalling) 5 mm............................................................................................................................................ 2

- Scape thin (less than or equalling 1 mm in diam. in dried specimens, but base sometimes to 1.5 mm wide), often filiform.

Upper lip of the corolla shorter than 5 mm........................................................................................................ 4

2. Scapes with a dense indumentum of glandular capitate hairs only. Leaves many, present in flowering plants,

arranged in a dense rosette. Fruiting pedicels recurved (apical part of the fruiting pedicel straight, paralleling the

scape). Upper lip of the corolla deeply bilobate, subequal to lower lip. Spur equalling (slightly longer than) the

corolla upper lip. Corolla deep violet. [Minas Gerais only] ........................................................................G. metallica

- Scapes with a dense indumentum of both eglandular simple hairs and glandular hairs. Leaves few, not present in

flowering plants (or only single leaves arranged near the base of the scape). Fruiting pedicels circinate (apical part of

the fruiting pedicels strongly curved inwards, not paralleling the scape). Upper lip of the corolla entire or upper third

bilobate, shorter than the lower lip. Spur distinctly longer than the upper corolla lip. Corolla pale lilac to lavender ..

.................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

3. Upper lip entire. Spur longer than lower corolla lip, with apex uncinate (rarely apex straight in single flowers). Pedicel

shorter than (equalling) the spur, to 8.5 mm long, strongly circinate in fruit. Corolla without darker venation.

Seed papillate (magnifier!). [bahia only] . ...................................................................................................G. uncinata

- Upper lip bilobate (rarely single flowers of a scape with lobes of the upper lip fused). Spur shorter than (equalling)

lower corolla lip, with apex straight. Pedicel distinctly longer than the spur, to 10 mm long, laxly circinate in fruit.

Corolla with dark purple veins. Seed not papillate, margins winged (magnifier!). [Minas Gerais only] ......................

................................................................................................................................................................ G. oligophylla

4. Spur about 1.5–2.0 times longer than the upper corolla lip, or spur more than 5 mm long ......................................... 5

- Spur shorter than (equalling, or just slightly exceeding) the upper corolla lip, or spur shorter than (equalling) 5 mm.

..................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

5. Flowering scapes usually longer than (equalling) 25 cm ............................................................................................. 6

- Flowering scapes shorter than 25 cm........................................................................................................................... 7

6. Upper corolla lip much shorter than lower lip (lower lip from tip to base 3–4 times longer than upper lip). Fruiting

pedicels recurved but older ones turned upwards from the middle. Scapes with indumentum of glandular capitate

and shorter eglandular simple hairs. Leaves 10–40 mm × (3–)8–19 mm, sometimes with sparse cover of microscopic

glandular hairs. Plants of perennially wet swamps. [northern Minas Gerais only] ..................................... G. flexuosa

- Upper corolla lip subequal to (slightly shorter than) lower lip (lower lip from tip to base 2.0–2.5 times longer than

upper lip). Fruiting pedicels recurved and pointing downwards (rarely gradually arcuated more than 360° and then

pointing upwards). Scapes with indumentum of glandular capitate hairs and equally long eglandular simple hairs, or

exclusively glandular capitate hairs. Leaves (1.5–)3.0–12.0 mm × (0.5–)1.5–7.0 mm, always glabrous. Annual

plants of periodically wet areas. [Minas Gerais, São Paulo] .......................................................................G. violacea

7. Corolla white (pale lilac), spur dark purple. Corolla lobes conspicuously emarginate. Fruiting pedicels sharply

reflexed (bent downwards abruptly) from the base. Spur narrowly conical, never widened towards the apex. Scapes

with sparse indumentum of eglandular simple hairs and fewer glandular hairs. [Espírito Santo and eastern Minas

Gerais] ............................................................................................................................................................ G. lobata

- Corolla and spur of the same colour, pale lilac to dark violet, rarely white. Corolla lobes entire, or shallowly retuse.

Fruiting pedicels recurved (curved downwards arcuated (arching) from the base). Spur saccate, narrowly conical or

tubular, narrowed or widened towards the apex. Scapes with dense indumentum of eglandular simple hairs and glandular

capitate hairs, with dense indumentum of glandular capitate hairs only, or with sparse indumentum of exclusively

glandular capitate hairs. [Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Bahia] .............................................................................. 8

8. Corolla length shorter than 7 mm. Sepals and bracts subglabrous. Scapes with sparse indumentum of glandular capitate

hairs only. [Minas Gerais only]..........................................................................................................G. nebulicola

- Corolla length longer than (equalling) 7 mm. Sepals and bracts with glandular capitate hairs (and usually also eglandular

simple hairs). Scapes covered with glandular hairs only, or both glandular capitate hairs and eglandular hairs .

.................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

9. Corolla lower lip 6–8 mm wide. Corolla with open throat, without gibbous marking at the base of the palate (but

small greenish-yellow area). Corolla upper lip 2.0–2.5 mm long. Spur 2.0–3.0(–4.0) mm long, saccate or shortly

conical. [bahia only] .......................................................................................................................... G. exhibitionista

- Corolla lower lip (6.5–)10.0–15.0 mm wide. Corolla with pronounced gibbous marking consisting of two yellow

rims at the base of the palate. Corolla upper lip 3.0–5.0 mm long. Spur (2.3–)3.0–5.0(–6.0) mm long, cylindrical,

usually widened towards the apex. [Minas Gerais, São Paulo] .................................................................. G. violacea

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