Hey Barry. Speaking of B. filifolia, here's some plants of mine grown from seed. The germination rate was very high and much quicker than B. liniflora, which after hearing of such rapid germination rates with B. liniflora, i theorize that the two maybe getting confused sometimes in cultivation and seed being distributed as B. liniflora...I've never had B. liniflora germinate for me in any less than 4 or 5 wks. These guys were up in about two weeks.
BTW, the beer in the photos served as a tasty cold treat after the shoot! A perfect day poolside with Byblis.....and...a beer!
Nice photos, although a Foster's might have been a more appropriate size reference for these Australian plants.
Keep an eye on the flowers when they germinate. The structure of the flowers is important in keying them out. This genus is harder to puzzle out, now that there's more than just B. liniflora and B. gigantea!
How did you get these plants to stand upright? Give 'em beer? About 15 years ago I grew a plant that looked like this, from seed also from Allen. The plant was called Byblis liniflora "Kununurra". Is this the same plant? How many Byblis species are there now? There was only two then. The plants I grew would only grow upright for about 10 inches then needed a shoulder to lean on. Great pics Brian.
Hey Randy. Yes indeed, sp. "Kununurra" is now B. filifolia. Actually, all i did was tell them to "say cheese" before the pic and they stood right up! ;D (They all have thin wooden supports behind them, out of view... ) Happy Growing, Brian.