Pinguicula X scullyi

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Family : Lentibulariaceae

Genus : Pinguicula

Name : Pinguicula x scullyi ( = Pinguicula grandiflora x Pinguicula vulgaris)

Sub-classification (Casper) : link

Publication : Druce in Rep. Bot. exch. Brit. Isles 1921, VI (1922) 301

DESCRIPTION :  (In Casper)


Planta hybrida habitu et caracteribus intermedia inter parentes; corolla caerulea, fauce irregulariter albido-maculata; corollae lobi labii inferi inter se tegentes, multo latiores quam in P. vulgari; calcaris longitudino intermedia (6 - 8 mm). 


Translation :


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As I was looking for the exact location of the Pinguicula from La Baladosa with its strange colours (see link), I found in a wet meadow, a place with Pinguicula grandiflora and Pinguicula vulgaris. Among these plants, there was some intermediate plants that were hybrids and with no doubts Pinguicula x scullyi.

Localisation / Map: 

From Andorra, Val d’Incles, La Balladosa near Soldeu.


(click on the map for better location and relief map)



Pinguicula x scullyi grows in subalpine and alpine wet place, in bogs, on peaty borders of creeks and springs.

Introduction in culture :

From few gemmae. I tried also to do this crossing artificially at home.  The result in few years.


(North hemisphere, France near Paris, in a garden - see the map -)    


Life cycle :In spring, the cycle begins by the opening of the winter buds and the production of the first carnivorous leaves. The first leaves are followed by the flowers in summer. New carnivorous leaves are produced during all the season. Near autumn, or earlier, if your conditions are not optimal, the next hibernacula is revealed in the centre of the rosette. Then leaf production stops and the old leaves decay slowly. The plant (reduced now to a small hibernacula) is ready for winter and for the next cycle. 

Media: The plants grow in a mix of 1/2 peat and 1/2 non calcareous sand.

Pot : In big box, with direct sun for 5 hours per day.

Cultivation : The long term cultivation of temperate Pinguicula is difficult : If the summer growing conditions are not optimal, the plants will form very weak hibernacula which easily rot. 

Optimal summer growing conditions are : good air humidity, cool temperature and UV lights.


Multiplication : By using the gemmae produced in great number around winter hibernacula. The reproduction with seeds is not possible from P. x scullyi. You need to artificially cross the parents to produce seeds of P. x scullyi.

 PICTURES: (click to enlarge)



Val d'Incles, La balladosa near Soldeu.


Photo : Eric Partrat

- August 2001 -

The habitat of the depicted specimens.


Photo : Eric Partrat

- August 2001  -



The habitat : a wet meadow with running springs.


Photo : Eric Partrat

- August 2001 -

P. vulgaris, P. grandiflora and/or P. x scullyi on peaty borders of a spring. Note the black colour of the water.

Photo : Eric Partrat

- August 2001 -

P. vulgaris, P. grandiflora and/or P. x scullyi on peaty borders of a spring. 


Photo : Eric Partrat

- August 2001 -

P. vulgaris, P. grandiflora and/or P. x scullyi on peaty borders of a spring. The biggest specimens were in half shade position over the running water. 


Photo : Eric Partrat

- August 2001 -

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