Drosera kaieteurensis?


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Hi,

 

I have been out of the loop when it comes to this genus, but I have what is supposed to be D. kaieteurensis. I have looked around at pics, and the ID seems to match. However, just to be sure I wanted to check here that I am correct. Also, does anyone know if it is self-fertile?

 

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Regards,

 

Christer

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I never did get seed from my flowering plants and eventually lost them.  However, Christer, your plants looks much happier than my did, so I think you'll be alright for seed production.

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Yes, you have D.kaieteurensis. I love the contrast between the white hairs on the scapes and the wine red color plants acquire in the wild. See below a scan of a bad pic I took years ago on the Gran Sabana of D.kaieteurensis (left) and D.felix (right):

 

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Thanks Fernando, and Daniel!

 

That was one of the pics I compared with, and thinking that they matched pretty well. Yes, the red colors are great, might have to increase the light on mine.

 

I haven't seen the seed capsule on this species myself, so it will be interesting to see what they look like.

 

Anyway, great to get more confirmation on the ID of these plants (supposedly originating from Chimanta Tepui). so if I will be able to distribute some seed they will be labeled correctly.

 

Regards,

 

Christer

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