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  1. From the album P. ehlersiae 'Victoria'

  2. From the album P. ehlersiae 'Victoria'

  3. From the album P. ehlersiae 'Victoria'

  4. From the album P. ehlersiae 'Victoria'

  5. Welcome Ben. Certainly a number of Mexican Ping fans here - myself included. Just need the weather to warm up and things to come out of hibernation!
  6. Allow me to plagiarise the AIPC magazine special on Mexican Pings (Special issue 3) which I find is an excellent resource to looking something up. I've added some more reader friendly descriptions in brackets. PINGUICULA ESSERIANA Description: The summer rosette is up to 5 cm broad and is composed of semi-succulent, obovate(egg shaped)-spathulate(shaped like a small spatula) leaves, densely overlapping and light green to reddish in colour. The leaf margin, involute(leaf margin rolled inwards) at the apex, is peculiar in that it is also much paler than the upper surface of the leaf. The winter rosette is pulvinate. The flower is quite large, usually about 2 cm wide with cuneiform(wedge shaped) lobes coloured from pale pink to lilac. It is paler at the throat and shows a pubescent, yellowish spot on the lower median lobe. Flowering occurs in the period of vegetative resumption. PINGUICULA JAUMAVENSIS Description: The compact summer rosette, composed of overlapping semi-succulent leaves, can reach 5 cm in diameter and is very similar to those of P. esseriana and P. ehlersiae, as is the winter rosette. The corolla is lilac in colour with cuneate-obovate shaped lobes that are 0.8 to 1.2 cm long, with a yellow to brown spot on the median lower lobe. The throat is paler with a faint veining and pubescent. Flowering occurs at the end of winter dormancy. It seems the difference really is very small. I know of my plants in the current winter rosette there is no discernible difference between Jaumavensis, Esseriana and Ehlersiae.
  7. Whilst looking up something else in wikipedia I came across the following quote: "Charles Darwin – erroneously believing Saxifraga to be allied to the sundew family (Droseraceae) – suspected the sticky-leaved Round-leaved saxifrage (S. rotundifolia), Rue-leaved saxifrage (S. tridactylites) and Pyrenean saxifrage (S. umbrosa) to be protocarnivorous plants, and conducted some experiments whose results supported his observations,[19] but the matter has apparently not been studied since his time.[citation needed]" Does anyone know any more about plants of this genus being protocarnivorous or know if any further work has been done in studying this? Or indeed, has it all been totally debunked?
  8. From the album winter pings

  9. From the album winter pings

  10. Nope - cant see the photos and I'm using firefox on Linux (not that I believe OS or browser is the issue). David - pretty much any image manipulation software should be able to resize an image - GIMP ( is free but there are many others available. Does anyone on the CPS side know if/when the ICPS is releasing the videos of the lectures? Its frustrating to be both a CPS and ICPS member and not be able to view things like this. Its 2016 - it really shouldn't be a major technical challenge to upload them somewhere. Issues like this lose rather than encourage membership.
  11. From the album Nov - few pics

    Pinguicula Agnata 'barranco de toliman' Flower - Late in the year.
  12. From the album Nov - few pics

    Pinguicula Agnata 'barranco de toliman' Flower - Late in the year.
  13. From the album Nov - few pics

    Baby cephs
  14. From the album Nov - few pics

    Baby cephs in peat and sand.
  15. From the album Nov - few pics

    Baby ceph in moss