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Pinguicula 'Red Starfish'

Cultivar: Pinguicula ‘Red Starfish’ M.Srba

Distribution: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.45:162 (2016)

Remark: need for parentage

Equivalent: =Pinguicula moranensis H.B.K. * Pinguicula heterophylla Benth.

Originator: Botanical Garden Liberec, CZ, 1994

Nominant: M.Srba, Horakov, CZ, 1997

Registrant: M.Srba, 29. 7. 2016

Plant remark: Registered 27. 1. 2017 {JS}

Standard: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.45:162&168 (back cover) (2016)

Proliferation: vegetative, particularly by winter (bulb) leaf cuttings

Historical underpinnings: after memory of the plant to a perilous hunter of tropical coral reefs

Portrayal: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.45:162 (2016)

“Pinguicula ‘ Red Starfish ‘ M.Srba (Fig. 5 and Back Cover) gives a surprising look that is significantly more “flesh eating” contrasted with other Pinguicula L. species or set up cultivars. (…) This clone was chosen in 1997 with a unique accentuation on the blossom tone.


Pinguicula Red Starfish (3)


Summer leaf rosette is generally 6-9 cm in distance across and comprises of 12-20 leaves. Leaves are lanceolate, moved downwards in horizontal just as digressive way. Very muc

h enlightened plants transform into a red-purple tinge. Winter rosette is bulbous, transcendently lowered, and like Pinguicula heterophylla Benth.. Winter “bulb” of adolescent plants is fusiform, in mature plants practically globose, comprising of 40-70 leaves. Pinguicula ‘ Red Starfish ‘ M.Srba blossoms toward the start of the vegetative season, soon after waking from the lethargic period. Blossoms are sterile. Corolla is a dull blue-purple, looking like Pinguicula heterophylla Benth. fit as a fiddle. Petals are somewhat contorted. The size of the blossoms is 18-22 mm. The spoon spike is straight, around 20 mm long. The blossom tail is 9-13 cm tall.

Adequate development conditions for Pinguicula ‘ Red Starfish ‘ M.Srba are as old as other Mexican Pinguicula L. species stringently going through dry winter torpidity like for example Pinguicula gypsicola Brandeg., Pinguicula heterophylla Benth., or Pinguicula medusina Zamudio Ruiz and Studnicka. In spite of the fact that it doesn’t display particular developing necessities, we might want to give a few hints to improve the development of this cultivar. During the primary long stretches of our experience, it appeared to be that Pinguicula ‘ Red Starfish ‘ M.Srba isn’t very floriferous. Later we understood, that the development time of this clone is extremely long, going on until November or even December in states of focal Europe. On the off chance that the development movement is quickly hindered by low temperatures or fast dry spell, the wellness of lethargic plants is altogether diminished. Then again, if gentle temperatures (8-18 degC) and marginally wet soil is given during the phenophase change (start of lethargy), the colder time of year bulbs get a lot more grounded. Examples that shaped bulb somewhere around 10 mm wide sprout routinely

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