Today I will start with pictures of D. cistiflora from Southafrica. We have found so many different forms of that plants, that I cannot show them all at once! So, I will do it location by location. I will start with forms from the Silvermine Nature Reserve and will update this thread with other locations from time to time.
What is the flower growing next to the D. cistiflora? Also, what is the ground like there? Is it really boggy and wet or just damp? It looks very much like alpine meadows like we have here in North America. The grass is just more dense.
Breath-taking photos by the way. I've learned more about South African sundews from your posts than in all the years previous.
I have to say I wait breathlessly for every post you make. The photographs are absolutely outstanding and you are in some remarkable country. Are you available to give lectures? We have Stewart McPherson and then Francois Mey in the pipeline to speak but I would love to get you over to hear about your explorations.
Phil Sheridan Director Meadowview Biological Research Station
Just to make sure and stop anyone from asking me. I have not taken anything from there, no plants, no leafs, no seeds and no roots! I can offer plants and seeds from my plants at home from time to time, but not at the moment!
here are some pictures of a northern form of this plant from the Cedar Mountains. This one is different to most of the other forms by having upright basal leafs (looks a bit like some forms of D. ascendens) as well as almost no leaf on the flower stalks. All plants of that species in the Cedar Mountains have been deep red!