Is Triphophyllum in cultivation? I have seen pictures with one in a pot so I'd assume so... but they must be awfully rare. Does anyone here currently have one in their collection? They seem to be very interesting plants.. seeing as how they have multiple stages of growth where they appear to be completely different plants.
The only plants i know that are in cultivation are in the botanical gardens of Bonn. As i understand it, it is not so much that the plant is difficult to keep but more the very large size of an adult plant which make it hard to grow (if you would be able to get it in the first place).
Editing our new DVD (Triple "E" meets Triphyophyllum) which becomes a lecture for the EEE in Mira (Italy), I can show now first screen shots. The first picture shows the trapping leaf of a T. peltatum growing at the Botanical Gardens of Bonn (Germany). The solarize-effect highlights some details (yellow: tentacle-stalks, red: tentacle head, blue: mucilage remains). The second picture was made with our new USB-microscope, showing an uncurled Drosophyllum leaf to demonstrate the eye-catching similarity of the mushroom-like glands of both genera, which are very different from Drosera glands.
Proceeding editing I will post some more screen shots during the next months.
Nice pics, Alex! Interesting...The leaves of this species look just like a form of native strap-leaved fern that grows in the Fahkahatchee swamp in south Florida. Very nice! Thanks for sharing with us... Happy Growing, Brian.
Hi Alexander, we obviously shot the same plant in Bonn ;D. Some more of our video screen shots of this plant (and others) will follow ...
The leaves of this species look just like a form of native strap-leaved fern that grows in the Fahkahatchee swamp in south Florida.
Haha, this is about my comment in our film: "The primary leaves look much more like a fern, than a large climbing liana", however, the tertiary leaves with two hooks look different. So earlier than expected by myself, here are two more screen shots:
Last Edit: Apr 25, 2008 13:08:07 GMT by shartmeyer