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By MikeB
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7-ate-9 wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:01 am Sorry to reply to an old thread, but what is the source of this common name?
He's probably talking about Drosera tokaiensis. You can read lots of information about this naturally occurring hybrid here.
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7-ate-9 wrote:Sorry to reply to an old thread, but what is the source of this common name?
I've been trying to research common names for this species; I've found "Tokai Sundew" used on a single facebook post and then "Tolkien's Sundew" used exclusively by Copper2 in this forum with no explanation of its origin haha. Considering it's such a popular species I'm surprised nothing is more established!
I have zero clue where Copper2's "Tolkien's Sundew" came from. I don't recall any Drosera references in The Hobbit... :lol: . Common names are next to useless anyways, and I guess tokaiensis usually gets lumped into "spoon-leaved sundew" with spatulata frequently.
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