THE Pinguicula from the Yucca Do Complex

(By Travis Wyman)

 

In late 2002, A WORLD OF PINGUICULA have been contacted by Travis Wyman with a cluster of unidentified Pinguicula plants found in the Botanical Garden of Atlanta.

 

These plants were collected in Mexico and have the following labels :

 

ABG 97-1713 Yucca Do 60-19-031695
ABG 97-1714 Yucca Do 60-45-031395A
ABG 97-1715 Yucca Do 60-45-031395B
ABG 97-1716 Yucca Do 6-14-99/7-25-00
ABG 97-1717 Yucca Do 60-45-031395C
ABG 97-1718 Yucca Do sp. grandiflora (??)

 

Update : a '1712' plant have been discovered in the ABG. We will provide you with the full code soon. It has been found with the cactus due to the appearance of the winter rosette.

 

ABG 97-1712 Yucca Do 60-24-031695

 

Here are the plants from the Yucca Do complex.

 

Photo : Travis Wyman

- December 2002 -

Here are the plants from the Yucca Do complex.

 

Photo : Travis Wyman

- January 2003 -

 

No more information were avalaible. 

 

As Mexican Pinguicula are from far been all discovered, we may be facing new species or not. All data are important to help : name and collection data, pictures ...

 

This is an enigma that many growers worldwide would like to solve. Here is the data we have up to now. All help is welcome ( epbb@club-internet.fr ).

 

We usually refers to the plants by just the four digit 1700 number as it is easier (and shorter to write).

 

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The numbering is strange :

First part : ABG 97-17XX

ABG stands for Atlanta Botanical Gardens, followed by a date that may be a date of introduction in the collection of the ABG. Then a numbering of the ABG to differentiate the plants.

 

Second part : YuccaDo 60-19-031695.

The second part was a mystery until we found that Yucca Do is in fact Yucca Do Nursery, inc. specializes in Drought and Heat Tolerant Plants and Trees. Their nursery is located in Zone 8b on the Upper Texas coast, approximately 60 miles inland. Here is the link : http://www.yuccado.com/

Travis asked Yucca Do for location data as it will be easier for amateurs calling the plant  by Pinguicula 'location' and helfull for the identification instead of that string of numbers.

We all thought that the number could  be maybe GPS locations but also a plant collected on March 16th, 1995...

After a long work, Travis managed to locate the original source for these plants. He claims to have the locality data and has promised to send it to him as soon as he can locate the journal he logged it in. To date, we have no more location data.

 

Here is the Field notes of Tony Avent from Plant Delights Nursery.Inc.

 

Latest hypothesis under discussion :

 

- '1715' may be a natural hybrid between '1714' and '1717'. Because the only difference in their codes is the 'A' 'B' or 'C'. 

I believe it possible that the three plants came from the same location.
If '1714' and '1717' were to be growing side by side I think it is possible that
they may have produced a hybrid. 

 

Here is the pictures :

 

ABG 97-1712 Yucca Do ??? : no identification yet

No pictures yet

 
ABG 97-1713 Yucca Do 60-19-031695 : no identification yet

According to the rosette apparence, it could be P. esseriana, P. jaumavensis, P. elhersiae, P. debbertiana or anything else..., we wait for the flower and hope it will help.

Cluster of rosettes of '1713'

Photo : Travis Wyman

Summer rosette of '1713' with nice pinkish leaves.

Photo : Travis Wyman

 Close up of the flower of Pinguicula '1713'

Photo : Vic Brown

Comparaison between P. esseriana (left) and P. jaumavensis (right) in Vic Brown's culture.

Photo : Vic Brown

Pinguicula '1713' from behind.

Photo : Vic Brown

Close up to show the spur and angle between corolla lobes.

Photo : Vic Brown

Close up of throat, to show purple veins.

Photo : Vic Brown

ABG 97-1714 Yucca Do 60-45-031395A : Identified as Pinguicula cyclosecta.

 

Winter rosette of '1714'

Photo : Travis Wyman

The flower of '1714'

Photo : Travis Wyman

ABG 97-1715 Yucca Do 60-45-031395B : Identified as Pinguicula cyclosecta

Cluster of rosette of '1715'

Photo : Travis Wyman

The flower of '1715', a form of Pinguicula cyclosecta with pale flower.

Photo : Travis Wyman

Something odd seems to be going on with my '1715'. Last year the flowers (pictures above) on this plant were a very pale lilac in colour, almost pastel. Now the flowers are significantly darker (but not as dark as the
typical P. cyclosecta).

Photo : Travis Wyman

Close-up of the darker flower of '1715'

Photo : Travis Wyman

ABG 97-1716 Yucca Do 6-14-99/7-25-00 : no identification yet

According to the pictures, it could be P. rectifolia, P. moranensis var. neovolcanica, P; moranensis 'Santiago', other form of Pinguicula moranensis or anything else...

UPDATE : This plant is from San Luis Potosi State. This excludes P. rectifolia and add P. potosiensis

Whole plant of '1716', flowering from winter rosette.

Photo : Travis Wyman

Site view of the flower of '1716'.

 

Photo : Travis Wyman

Impressive flower of '1716'.

Photo : Travis Wyman

Impressive flower of '1716'.

Photo : Travis Wyman

Winter rosette and scape of '1716'.

Photo : Travis Wyman

Winter rosette of '1716'.

Photo : Travis Wyman

Upper view of the winter rosette of '1716'.

Photo : Travis Wyman

 
ABG 97-1717 Yucca Do 60-45-031395C : no identification yet

According to the rosette apparence, it could be P. esseriana, P. jaumavensis, P. elhersiae, P. debbertiana or anything else..., we wait for the flower and hope it will help.

Rosette of '1717'

Photo : Travis Wyman

 
ABG 97-1718 Yucca Do sp. grandiflora (??) : no identification yet

We wait for the flower and hope it will help.

UPDATE : This plant is from San Luis Potosi State. This plant can be P. potosiensis too (see 1716) with bigger flowers 'sp. grandiflora'. 

Rosette of '1718'

Photo : Travis Wyman

Rosette of '1718'

Photo : Travis Wyman

Impressive flower (true color) of '1718'.

Photo : Travis Wyman

Impressive flower of '1718'.

Photo : Travis Wyman