Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sarracenia flava var. ornata - Living Traps 'ornata'

Data at a glance...

Latin name                           Sarracenia flava var. ornata
Clone name                          Living Traps 'ornata' 
Acquired                               Summer 2010, ex Living Traps via Canberra retail nursery
Pitcher flush pattern            2+: few: P (Sp: Su: Au) 
Growth strength                   ?; immature
Division types                      No division noted as yet.

Pitcher description
Lid with filament under-developed, green-yellow with maroon venation, margin not undulating. Throat without rugellii-type purple-red markings, thin vertical stripe present and radiating onto lid and upper pitcher tube. Pitcher tube green-yellow, variably marked with maroon veins. Flower unknown.

This clone was, like its stable-mate, found at a local garden center. It too went into shock with Canberra's low humidity last season, but is doing well so far this season. I have not grown it enough to determine its growth habits, but it looks to have potential. Some of the veining had faded by the time the above photos were taken. Still, early days...