Dionaea muscipula (Soland. ex Ellis)
'Sawtooth' (B.Meyers-Rice)
Registered 30. 3. 2000

This VFT 'Sawtooth'was received from Ron Lane on 23 September 04. These photos were taken on 11 June and 12 June 05; the bottom flower on 21 June 06.

The ICPS database states: "This [Dionaea muscipula {Soland. ex Ellis}] is of uncertain origin, but has been distributed without an established name. As such, the commonly used name [Dionaea 'Sawtooth' {B.Meyers-Rice}] is being registered. [Dionaea 'Sawtooth' {B.Meyers-Rice}] is a remarkable plant in the Dionaea Dentate Traps Group {B.Meyers-Rice}. Its marginal trap spines are reduced to small triangular teeth, as in [Dionaea 'Dentate Traps' {B.Meyers-Rice}]. Unlike that latter cultivar, however, the teeth of [Dionaea 'Sawtooth' {B.Meyers-Rice}] are frequently minutely divided into two or more tiny teethlets, so the trap has an almost fringed appearance. Late in the season, the interior of the traps may be deeply red, although this is not visible in young traps."