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Daniel O.

D. graomogolensis x tomentosa var. tomentosa

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Hi all,

here i want to present my next hybrid, somehow it looks like a hairy D. ascendens but in this case D. ascendens is not one of the parents.

Some time ago i crossed D. graomogolensis ´Itacambira´ with D. tomentosa var. tomentosa ´Morro do Jambeiro´ and now the plants are going to flower for the first time. The plants are nearly as big as D. graomogolensis is but they have an extremely hairy flower scape which is glandular as well.

I do grow two pots with these hybrids, the single plant tried to flower in the past but somehow the flower scape stopped to develop. This pot receives less light than the other one (full of plants) and that´s the reason why the plant is not so deeply coloured.

And here we go.

First the not so deeply coloured plant a few days before.........

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emerging flower scape

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And here are the more coloured plants.

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I hope you like it.

Best regards,

Dani

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Great work , Dani! Indeed it looks a bit like drosera ascendens of some locations. You have posted so many beautiful pictures of your hybrids, I am getting a bit lost in a sense of numbers. Do you have a list of all the hybrids created by yourself so far?

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Beautiful images Daniel, you are to be congratulated. Their CPs are very beautiful and vivid colors as well.

Best Regards,

Rodrigo

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Many thanks to all of you.

@Dusan, of course i have a list, the following hybrids i have already shown here but there are some more i will show in future.

ascendens x schwackei http://www.cpukforum...dens +schwackei

ascendens x tomentosa var. tomentosa http://www.cpukforum...var. +tomentosa

ascendens x tomentosa var. glabrata http://www.cpukforum...var. +tomentosa

camporupestris x spiralis http://www.cpukforum...var. +tomentosa

graomogolensis x tomentosa var. glabrata http://www.cpukforum...var. +tomentosa

graomogolensis x tomentosa var. tomentosa

schwackei x tomentosa var. tomentosa http://www.cpukforum...var. +tomentosa

spiralis x tomentosa var. tomentosa http://www.cpukforum...alis +tomentosa

tomentosa var. glabrata x tomentosa var. tomentosa http://www.cpukforum...var. +tomentosa

tomentosa var. tomentosa x ascendens http://www.cpukforum...var. +tomentosa

tomentosa var. tomentosa x tomentosa var. glabrata http://www.cpukforum...var. +tomentosa

Best regards,

Dani

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Hi Daniel

Fantastic plants. Your most pretty hybrid in my opinion.

They indeed are somewhat similar to the "Hairy ascendens" I found in the wild, but not the same.

Your plants looks very graomogolensis like, with a bigger mass of dead leaves and it seems, a very short caulis. The Hairy ascendens in truth is more like a big plant of tomentosa.

also the scapes of the "hairy ascendens " are not all that hairy like your plants, wich resenbles the very nice and hairy "jambeiro" clone of tomentosa. var. tomentosa.

Looking closely at the scapes I think I can see the normal short glandular hairs of graomogolensis mixed with the long hairs of the tomentosa. Is that right?

For comparation:

Hairy ascendens scapes in the wild.

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Cheers

Adilson

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Guest Andreas Eils

Congratulations, Daniel! It seems you have managed to create the hairiest flower scape in the world of Drosera! :smile:

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Many thanks Andreas and Adilson.

@Andreas, the more hairy the better, lol.

@Adilson, i also like it because of the very hairy scapes.

Yes, they seem to be very similar to this D. "Hairy ascendens" but you are right, my plants seem to form relatively fast some kind of stem.

About the hairyness of the scapes, for sure it will decrease in the upper part of the scapes but you are absolutely right that in the lower part of the scape it´s extremely hairy, similar to the "father".

Many thanks for your pictures, as i also grow this D. "Hairy ascendens" i can see some differences in comparison to my hybrid but somehow they also look different to the pictures you have shown.

Yes, you are right that the flower scapes are absolutely intermediate, glands/trichomes and hairs. Do these D. "hairy ascendens" look similar? My D. "hairy ascendens" have not flowered till now so i cannot compare the scapes.

As you can imagine i did also the reciprocal crossing and so far the plants look more like a bigger D. tomentosa var. tomentosa with a more flat rosette. In the moment i´m not at home but i can take some pictures of it if you are interested in.

Best regards,

Dani

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The scapes are getting longer and longer but no open flowers till now.

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The first flowers should open during the next week.

And here as promised 2 pictures of the reciprocal crossing D. tomentosa var. tomentosa x graomogolensis, in the moment it looks similar but not identical to the crossing above.

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Best regards,

Dani

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This plant does look a lot like D.graomogolensis, how wide are the rosettes? Could you take a pic with the parent plant for comparison?

Also, I would love to see pics of your D.sp."hairy ascendens" in cultivation. I do not (anymore) believe this is a hybrid, but it is definitely a mysterious one for me.

Thanks!!

Fernando

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Thanks a lot.

The size of my D. graomogolensis differs a lot, the biggest plants are about 8cm in diameter, the smallest rosettes are about 4cm. The biggest hybrid plants are nearly 5cm in diameter.

I don´t exactly remember which plant has been the "mother" after i grow about 20 adult plants of D. graomogolensis but i remember it has been a medium sized plants.

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a closer look

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another plant

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And here are some pictures of the D. spec. "hairy ascendens", the biggest plants are about 4,5cm in diameter but as already mentioned they have not flowered till now so perhaps they will get bigger.

Somehow the D. spec. "hairy ascendens" looks more similar to the reciprocal crossing D. tomentosa var. tomentosa x graomogolensis i have shown above (two pictures).

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for comparison, D. spec. "hairy ascendens" (left) and D. graomogolensis x tomentosa var. tomentosa

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Best regards,

Dani

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So these sundews are grown in "highland nepenthes conditions"? Very pretty by the way :)

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Fernando, yes, the differences between D. graomogolensis and the hybrid are clearly visible.

But are there differences between D. spec. "hairy ascendens" and the hybrids, especially with the reciprocal crossing which is not adult till now?

Thanks Snowwy, the plants grow in open trays, in the moment the temperatures during the day are about 20, at night about 12 degrees but during summer they don´t have any problems with high temperatures.

The first flowers i missed but in a few days i will show some pictures of them.

Best regards,

Dani

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Hi all,

the plants are now flowering for a longer time.

They are smaller than the flowers of D. graomogolensis but the distance between the stamen and stigma is relatively big so i had to pollinate them like it´s the case of D. graomogolensis. Hopefully it will produce some seed.

Here are some pictures.

Not all flowers are equal, flowers with shorter stigma.

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flowers with longer stigma

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comparison with D. tomentosa var. tomentosa (left)

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comparison with D. graomogolensis (left)

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I hope you like them.

Best regards,

Dani

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Beautiful photos, really flowering of this plant is wonderful. Congratulations, because its cultivation is a masterpiece.

Best regards,

Rodrigo

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Hi Dani

Nice to see the flowers all together.

As expected, they are very intermediate between the parents.

The hairy ascendens sp have typical small flowers like tomentosa.

Cheers.

Adilson

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Hi Adilson,

yes, you are absolutely right, they look very intermediate.

BTW, my D. spec. "hairy ascendens" will also flower soon, the first signs are visible.

Best regards,

Dani

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Hey guys,

Just a head's-up: The answers to all your questions on the differences between taxa in the D.villosa complex can be found in the link below:

http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=51688

Best wishes,

Fernando Rivadavia

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