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by Makoto Honda
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Darlingtonia californica
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After fertilization, a tall scape grows further, as it straightens itself from pendulous to erect posture, often reaching a height of 90-100cm or more. The seeds set by August in nature. A capsule contains a large number of viable seeds, sometime exceeding 1000 seeds per fruit.  A characteristic seed has numerous air-filled projections for wind dispersal. Floating seeds carried by streams may also find new colonies.

Each capsule may contain 1000-2000 seeds. A seed has numerous air-filled projections on the surface for air dispersal.

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