Apollyon wrote: ↑Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:16 pm
Thanks man! And thanks for clarifying the difference there. I was always curious about why other dark clones were considered separate cultivars. I figured it would some subtle pitcher shape or a vigor thing. I do love the pitchers on this plant though. They do have a different look to them than my other plants.
Yeah, if you take a close look at different Ceph clones you grow under the same conditions you can really see differences. Some have bigger peristomes, hairier pitchers, more curved, etc. Some plants such as Drosera have very little variations in siblings- all capensis alba pretty much look the same! However, with plants like cephs, helis, VFTs, sarrs etc. there’s tons of variation in the offspring and no two plants look alike. It’s possible that all the dark ceph clones could have originated from the same general location in AU where dark pitchers have proved through natural selection to be better for catching a certain insect or whatever, but I find it more likely that the dark clones occasionally pop up in a batch of seeds just due to natural genetic variation.
However, it would be interesting to cross OG black with Eden Black