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    Hello, last September i have been together with some friends on a cp trip in Western Australia. We found by far more many carnivorous plants, orchids and other stuff than we could imagine. I am still sorting my pictures and will post them here, whenever i have some ready. I have already posted some in the german forum, so please forgive me in case you have already seen some of them. We spent the first day nort of Perth on our way to Cervantes. The first location was a lake, still in Perth. There we foud the following plants. Drosera erythorhiza is probaby the most widespread species in that area. If you find cps, there will probably bee some of them as well. The only Drosera, that might rival D. erythrorhiza is D. glanduligera. It's one of the most wide spread Drosera throghout Australia. You will find them almost everywhere in South Western Australia. Interestingly it is very hard to grow Drosera pulchella is likely the pygmy Drosera we found most often. They are ofen found on very wet places (which is not typical for Drosera in that area). The lakes around Perth are know for the hybrid D. x sidjamesi (patens x pulchella). As it is very hard to identify none flowering pygmy Drosera i am not 100% sure, but i think the following plant is one of these hybrids. This evening we wanted to stay in Cervantes. Cervantes is know for the Nambung National Park and the Pinnacles Desert. That's a must if you are in that area. The landscape is just amazing! Regards, Christian
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    Hello, we spent the next day northwest of Cervantes. The area is full of carnivorous plants and we found many of them. The pictures i show here are all just from the morning before noon. We started the day at Lake Thetis. Lake Thetis is know for one of the few remaining living Stromatolites that still exist on earth. Another thing you should look at when you are in this area. The lake is quite flat and very salty. There are no carnivorous plants directly at the lake. In the surrounding vegetation you can find some D. macrantha. I have only taken bad pictures of them, so it's not worth to show. We than drove further towards Jurien Bay. There we fastly bought some food and drinks for the evening before we started to look for carnivorous plant. It did not take long until we found the first cps of the day. There were so many, that we stayed the whole morning there without even noticing how long we stayed there. Here are some pictures It's not always easy to identify plants from the D. erythrorhiza complex. I think, the following plants are D. magna. Drosera glanduligera is really growing everywhere! Here we also found the first plants from the D. menziesii complex. There have been two species, D. menziesii and D. thysanosepala. In 2011 i made a similar trip through south Western Australia. We did not see D. prophylla back then, so this was a new species to all of us. We also found some D. hirsuta, which is again a species we have not seen in 2011. There have also been some pygmy Drosera. At this place we found a very nice population of Drosera spilos. It's always worth to look not only for carnivorous plants. Western Australia has many fascinating plants! Part 2 of that day will follow.... Regards, Christian