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By Gringo
#179710
Hello

Some time ago I have started to think about setting up a small Dionaea collection...but I have absolutely no interest in cultivars and similar stuff... I was wondering - is it possible to buy a real Dionaea muscipula plant with a specified location? I know that it's possible to buy Sarracenias with location, but what about the Venus flytraps? Any suggestion? Where can I buy such plants?
By LeejohnD
#179711
With location? Dionaea really only grow in a very small place in the wild....so you just want a typical? Either that or a unique seed grown...
By Gringo
#179720
I don't want to buy a wild, poached plant...I was just wondering if it's possible to buy some legally obtained seeds with a known location.
By parker679
#179727
I think because of the status of the plants in the wild and the fact that VFT's are widely tissue cultured and propagated in private/commercial collections there really aren't any plants from wild collected seed because there isn't a need for it.

I doubt you'll find anything with location data but if you're looking for something that's as close to a wild Dionaea as possible a typical is what you want. Mass produced typicals were still bred at some point to get traits that make them hardy and vigorous but that's as close to a wild plant as you'll get in looks and growth habit.

Also keep in mind that there is going to be a genetic diversity even among wild plants so there really isn't such a thing as a "real Dionaea". Obviously you probably won't see any of the extreme looking cultivars in the wild but I bet if you spent enough time you'd see a lot of dente, red traps, and large traps. After all, all the cultivars you see now are the descendants of wild plants.
By Tony C
#179734
There is only one location, so by default every flytrap is from a known locale. There are no (natural) disjunct populations or regional variants like you find in Sarracenia.
By parker679
#179751
There is only one location, so by default every flytrap is from a known locale. There are no (natural) disjunct populations or regional variants like you find in Sarracenia.


:D LoL, good point.

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