Hybrids -- December 2000

Carnivorous Plant Newsletter
Volume 29, Number 4, December 2000, pages 104 - 105


JAN SCHLAUER • Frankfurt/Main • Germany

Keywords: cultivars: Drosera 'Marston Dragon', Sarracenia 'Lynda Butt' — recollections: Adrian Slack.

In this issue dedicated to Adrian Slack, we thought it would be useful to note those cultivars which Slack had a direct role in naming. The data are presented in two lists. The first list includes the names and publication locations for Slack's many established cultivars. After the cultivar name, the title of the relevant book and page reference appear (IP=Insect-Eating Plants and How to Grow Them, CP=Carnivorous Plants). Finally, the ancestry of the cultivar is given (if known). The second list includes plants that are missing photographic standards. The cultivar names in this second list are acceptable but not registered yet. Photographs of them and a permission to reproduce these for the purposes of the ICPS would be appreciated! The photographs of Drosera 'Marston Dragon' (Figure 1), and Sarracenia 'Lynda Butt' (Figure 2) are the first to be published, and are to be used as the cultivar standards.

Figure 1: Drosera 'Marston Dragon', photograph by Barry Meyers-Rice

Figure 2: Sarracenia 'Lynda Butt', photograph by Barry Meyers-Rice

For a more complete listing of data regarding these and all the other carnivorous plant cultivars, refer to the International Register of Cultivated Carnivorous Plants, maintained by the ICPS Registrar Jan Schlauer, and kept online (along with his larger carnivorous plant taxonomic database) at http://www.omnisterra.com/bot/cp_home.cgi.

List I: Established cultivar epithets
Drosera 'Marston Dragon', IP :51, D. binata
Nepenthes 'Cantley's Red', IP :144, N ampullaria
Pinguicula 'George Sargent', IP :113, P. moranensis x P. gypsicola
Pinguicula 'Huahuapan', IP:110, P. moranensis
Pinguicula 'Weser', IP:113, P. moranensis x P. ehlersiae
Sarracenia 'Burgundy', IP:71, S. flava var. rubricorpora
Sarracenia 'Copper Lid', IP:71, S. flava var. cuprea
Sarracenia 'Daniel Rudd', IP :85, S. leucophylla x (S. leucophylla x (S. flava x S. purpurea))
Sarracenia 'Heavily Veined', IP:71, S. flava var. ornata
Sarracenia 'Judy', IP:78, S. minor x (S. leucophylla x S. minor)
Sarracenia ' Lochness', IP:84, S. leucophylla x S. minor
Sarracenia 'Lynda Butt', IP:85, ancestry unknown

List II: Unestablished cultivar epithets (lacking standard photograph)
Nepenthes 'Elegance', IP :151, N rafflesiana
Pinguicula 'Hameln', IP :113, P. gypsicola x P. moranensis
Pinguicula 'Mitla', IP:113, P. moranensis x P. gypsicola
Pinguicula 'Mitla' IP :110, incorrect reference to P. moranensis clone
Pinguicula 'Sethos', IP:113, P. ehlersiae x P. moranensis
Pinguicula 'Tina', IP:113, P. agnata x P. zecheri
Pinguicula 'Vera Cruz', IP:110, P. moranensis
Sarracenia 'Claret', IP :71, S. flava var. atropurpurea
Sarracenia 'Evendine', CP :176, S. leucophylla x (S. flava x S. purpurea)
Sarracenia 'Marston Clone', IP :81, S. flava var. maxima x S. leucophylla
Sarracenia 'Marston Dwarf', IP :72, S. flava var. ornata
Sarracenia 'Marston Mill', CP :175, (S. leucophylla x (S. flava x S. purpurea)) x S. flava

Note: There are no descriptions available for the cultivar names Sarracenia 'Marston Mill' (probably lost to cultivation) or Nepenthes 'Elegance'.

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