Post by Brian Barnes on Sept 13, 2010 15:49:21 GMT
I'm pleased to introduce two new distinct and upcoming Drosera filiformis x tracyi cultivars. All cross-pollination efforts were strictly controlled via plant separation combined with anther removal prior to pollen production on all flowers chosen for crossing, to avoid any mistaken self-pollination. The parents involved are the rare Florida version of D. filiformis (D. filiformis "Florida red") and D. tracyi "white flower, antho-free".
The antho-free parent lends greatly to the extreme pale leaf color of the aforementioned hybrids. All plants are grown in identical soils, lighting and conditions.
First, a general overall comparison;
Here's D. "Dreamsicle". Note the orangish glow of the overall plant in the comparative photo above.
Have the cultivar names "Dreamsicle" and "Ambrosia" been submitted to Jan for registration with the International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA)?
There are other filiformis names floating around such as the registered 'Florida Giant' and 'California Sunset', and informally-named "Florida Fury", filiformis tracyi "white flower" (antho-free), "Florida red giant", "Florida Red", and perhaps others. How do all of these differ from one another?
Post by Brian Barnes on Sept 14, 2010 21:15:46 GMT
Hey Bob and All,
The registration of the two fore-mentioned hybrids is in the process now.
The only official photo accompanying the description of D. filiformis 'Florida Giant' that I've found is in D' Amato's book The Savage Garden on page 138. However, Peter does not describe the smaller, dark maroon colored form that exists in a few rare sites in N. Fl. as well. That process is in the works right now through a good friend... ; ) Hence I used the name in double quotes as "Florida red" since it is totally different from D. 'Florida Giant'. : ) However, I could not find any official description of the D. tracyi "white flower, antho-free" form.
Thanks! The hybrids depicted are almost two years old and the parents are three years old.
I changed the name to D. "Dreamsicle" in order to remove the word "Florida" from the cultivar, since I doubt it will be existent in the future renamed parent form (presently D. "Florida red" parent per my description). Just a preparation for the future... Plus, it does have an orange glow "Dreamsicle" color. All prior D. "Florida Fury" posts have been edited to reflect the new name.
All prior D. "Florida Fury" posts have been edited to reflect the new name.
Dreamsicle = Florida Fury. Uh-oh!
Editing of old cultivar names into new cultivar names in old announcements, in such a way as if the old name never existed and never had been announced, reminds me strongly of George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Post by Joseph Clemens on Jan 29, 2011 1:24:01 GMT
jesser, I believe that just discussing the possibility of registering cultivars in this forum, even if potential cultivar names are mentioned, does not constitute the creation of a cultivar. So making changes to proposed, possible, future cultivar names = no real problem.
Much more need be done to officially register a new cultivar, more than just mentioning the intention here on the ICPS Forum.