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Claudical

Funnel Trap mutation?

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Hello everybody

First, I apologize for my english. I will try to write in the best possible way.

I would like to get some opinion about my Funnel Trap. I got it two years ago and it and immediately showed variegation. this variegation is present on normal traps and on funnel ones, also on petioles, but on these is difficult to see beacause of the ridges that characterize this clone.

Last year I did a floral stem cuttings and I obtained a lot of plants, but none of these plants show variegated as the mother.

This spring the mother-plant is divided spontaneously in two spares and both are variegated, as variegated are the cuttings I've done this year by rhizome ..

My theory is the variegation is due to a virus, and viruses are not present in the meristematic tissues. this would explain why the plants raised from cuttings of floral stem are not variegated, while those from cuttings of rhizome (born from dormant buds and not by meristems) are variegated.

here are the pictures. Sorry for the quality, I took them with mobile:

http://www.cpitalia....e/images/ft.jpg

http://www.cpitalia..../images/ft1.jpg

http://www.cpitalia....ages/ft2wiw.jpg

What do you think about?

Greetings

Claudio

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I've never seen variegation before on Funnel Trap (also know as Trichterfalle), so it certainly would lead one to believe that it could be virus induced variegation.

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I've never seen variegation before on Funnel Trap (also know as Trichterfalle), so it certainly would lead one to believe that it could be virus induced variegation.

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Certainly seems the case, looks like you may have a plant to reckoned with, any names coming to mind? May I go first on list...

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never seen anything like that !! very cool indeed. I'm going to say something which is probably stupid... why don't to try to put the edge of a little knife in the rhizome and than put that edge into another rhizome? If it's a virus won't it spread? Just a stupid idea.... btw kluigi, I'm first on the list! Just kidding... or maybe not!! :laugh2:

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Hello

My first idea it can be a virus, but you told the white stripes comes quickly and not creeping. So i think its a temporal genetic mistake.

It can be these stripes stand the whole year, but more possible in my eyes is that the gone in a few weeks or months. The plant make a transition over the year, with difficult traps and petiole. So its more probably it goes away anytime.

Thats my opinion.

Bye Thomas

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