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  1. 7 points
    The wet season brings out lots of carnivores on my place, it's a natural habitat for many of them. Getting photos of CPs can be a daunting task, often on knees and elbows in water and/or mud. Where there's no surface water I'm often on my belly on wet ground. Anyway, that's my excuse for some of the photos being poor quality. This is what I've managed to find here this past wet season. Byblis aquatica, which is fairly common. The first CPs to come up early in the wet season are Drosera fulva. Wasn't able to take photos earlier on so none of plants flowering. D. fulva winding down for the season. Still find it a bit difficult pinpointing the difference between Drosera dilitatopetiolaris and D. petiolaris. But fairly sure mine are dilitatopetiolaris. Drosera burmannii is probably the least wide spread Drosera on my place. Being so small they tend to get sand particles splashed onto them. Of the Indica Complex Drosera D. nana is the most common and earliest grower. The first one has what looks like a Setocoris insect on it. They manage to rob food from the plants without getting caught themselves. Drosera aquatica, also very widspread on my place, even coming up in lawns in some parts. Drosera fragrans, the last species of Drosera to get going in the wet season. Widespread, but not as common as the other two. There's more Utric species here than other CPs. Most widespread (also one of the most inconspicuous) is Utricularia nivea. they seem to come up everywhere except in standing water. Far less common and about the same size are Utricularia minutissima. Utricularia leptoplectra is very common but only in wet swampy areas. Utricularia leptorhyncha occupies less wet areas than leptoplectra but seems to need sub-surface seepage. There's one large patch of Utricularia odorata, a smaller patch seems to have disappeared. Utricularia chrysantha also seems to prefer wet soil but no surface water. It's a later starter and keeps going after most other Utrics have disappeared. First time I found Utricularia foveolata on my place was this last wet season. initially didn't know which species it was, but when finally getting around to identifying it I realised it was rare. Going back to try and get more photos I wasn't able to locate any more plants. So unfortunately there's only this one fairly poor photo.
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    Visit to Redleaf exotics on April 14th, 2018~ I have a ton more photos im just too lazy to edit them all I will be going to the ICPS conference this year - hope to see some of you fellow plant nerds there! Nepenthes (ventricosa x sibuyanensis)-giant x {[ventricosa x (spathulata x lowii)] x trusmadiensis} ‘EP’ Nepenthes (ventricosa x sibuyanensis)-giant x {[ventricosa x (spathulata x lowii)] x trusmadiensis} ‘EP’ Nepenthes truncata x [(veitchii x maxima) x veitchii] ‘EP’ Nepenthes veitchii 'candy dreams' truncata x jaq some really nice pitcher, but I cant tell if its just a really nice truncata or a hybrid ;) flava x sib Sorry for so much lowii - you know me
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    This time I'll be presenting plants originating from Cerro Neblina. Some of them appeared earlier already but I feel that the update is needed. Heliamphora parva (Cerro Neblina) This is Wistuba's clone. I have no further data on it. It's amongst the most solid parva clones in my collection in terms of growth speed. Note the highly variable nectar spoon sizes on each leaves. Newest leaf has the biggest spoon. Heliamphora ceracea (Cerro Neblina) I simply love this species as it's so unusual and pretty in its' simplicity. My plant has exceeded 20cm in height and stays this way for the time being. Heliamphora x [ceracea x hispida] Its' newest leaf has much wider opening than the previous ones. I feel that this plant has much bigger potential to reveal in the future.
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    Some shots of this year e6cbd13a-4e03-46ae-83ae-62e618112cfa by frangelo54, su Flickr aa8d53a0-4fda-47cf-904a-9da6f6f57cbe by frangelo54, su Flickr dad663f0-50cb-4767-82dd-e47582387c1c by frangelo54, su Flickr bbf69f2a-be85-4cd5-9c46-01afeecc29b3 by frangelo54, su Flickr dada3039-5982-41d5-b501-094305e77c7e by frangelo54, su Flickr eb7cc11f-d5e6-479f-94c3-3ee32a1475c4 by frangelo54, su Flickr cefbbcbd-b5a7-48f5-8827-62b223fbb1b5 by frangelo54, su Flickr b5ae4ec7-14ad-493d-819f-f386cb77727f by frangelo54, su Flickr d3032141-7a42-4c38-b2e6-73a801b00ee3 by frangelo54, su Flickr f6b3d93b-f9be-472e-a5c9-f99367f0dcb7 by frangelo54, su Flickr
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    It takes all sorts so I wouldn't worry. Some people like watching 22 silly b...ers chasing after a round lump of plastic on a nice field for 90 mins trying to get it between 2 sticks. I've never understood that!
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    Another one of the sites I visited on my wanderings this year. This site is about 3 kms north east of my place (as the crow flies) and is part of the catchment (upstream) of the creek on my place. The main interest here is Utricularia kimberleyensis as it's the only place I've found it locally. In a lot of surface flow of water over fine sand but also a lot of exposed lateritic rock. Slope was very slight but water depth was a good 50mm with good movement. Towards the end of the wet season as the surface water disappeared so too did the U. kimberleyensis. In much the same environment is utricularia limosa, although in water a bit shallower. Never saw it in the absence of surface water. A lot of Utricularia leptoplectra, again mostly standing in the stream of water but some just out of it. An insect (probably) had eaten through the stalk of some flowers hence the photo of the reverse (yellow) side. As everywhere, there's Utricularia nivea. Utricularia chrysantha is a late starter coming up in drier spots or where water levels have dropped. Colours are closer to those at my place rather than the pure yellow which seems most common elsewhere. Not many Drosera, most of those D. fulva. Drosera dilitatopetiolaris And only one Drosera aquatica. I suspect there's too much surface water flow.
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    Hi All, Dennis, Roy Cheek, and myself attended Adrian’s funeral yesterday. It was great to hear the eulogy, delivered by Adrian’s cousin Nikolai Tolstoy (I knew there was a family link there somewhere), spinning yarns of his years with Adrian. The tiny church in Barton St David was full, the sun was shining, and there was a gathering in one of Adrian’s favourite haunts, The Quarry in Keinton, afterwards. A touching, and deeply personal tribute to a man, who for me and many of us, was the introduction to this remarkable group of plants. Nigel H-C
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    Noticed this a few days ago, all on the same stalk, one even caught a fly.
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    I'm quite proud of these out of 25 seeds i think i've done quite well
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    I've been growing Cephalotus on a xaxim tree fern panel for about a year. So far so good. The tough part was to insert the roots into the panel. It is quite dense. And here they are now. The first plant is showing good signs of vertical growth: the last open pitcher is the top one, and the surrounding leaves are recent too.
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    Hello everyone after my very long absence! Since there are couple days of holidays in Poland I've decided to devote a little bit of free time and take some pictures. Heliamphora pulchella "Very large & very hairy" (Amuri Tepui) While still quite young and small, this plant starts showing some nice pulchella characteristics. Doesn't look very well at the moment but I believe it'll get there with time. Heliamphora huberi (Angasima Tepui) Very nice and elegant clone of H. huberi. Refused to grow for me for a year or so but tough times are finally over with the appearance of new nice growth. Heliamphora "Flamingo" Ok, there's no need to talk much about this abominable plant. Picture says it all :) Heliamphora exappendiculata "Giant bubble" (Aprada Tepui) There's always a good time to show fresh pictures of The Monster. A bit boring, maybe, but I simply adore this plant!
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    Heliamphora neblinae (Avispa Tepui) x sp. Angasima SEEDS
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    Being repotted in orchid pot...
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    @Argo88 Thank you! :) Here are a few more photos of my Cephalotus. Have fun! :) Cephalotus overview by Tobias S., auf Flickr Cephalotus overview by Tobias S., auf Flickr Cephalotus overview by Tobias S., auf Flickr Cephalotus overview by Tobias S., auf Flickr Cephalotus Hummer's Giant by Tobias S., auf Flickr Cephalotus Hummer's Giant by Tobias S., auf Flickr Cephalotus Hummer's Giant by Tobias S., auf Flickr Cephalotus Hummer's Giant by Tobias S., auf Flickr Cephalotus Hummer's Giant by Tobias S., auf Flickr Regards Tobias
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    Spring of a new year - time to add some photos! Here's my first Sarracenia flower of the year from S. flava var cuprea (PJP FCU03) One side of my first greenhouse ... Tub of Darlingtonia outside ... One side of my 2nd greenhouse ... And finally a strange double flower head on S. x 'Stevensii'
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    Hiya Guys! I'm here to start this topic about questioning possibility of Meadowview Biological Research Station (or MBRS in short) being able to ship plants rfrom U.S to Europe in future, maybe next year! If you have not heard about Meadowview before: http://www.pitcherplant.org/ Meadowview is a non-profit501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and restoring rare wetland plants, habitats and associated ecosystems on the coastal plain of Maryland and Virginia. Our particular area of specialization is an endangered habitat known as pitcher plant bogs or seepage wetlands. Bogs are acidic, nutrient poor wetlands which are characterized by a unique assemblage of plants and animals. Many bogs have been lost in Maryland and Virginia through drainage, development or neglect and most of the plants found in these sites are threatened with extinction. Our goal is to preserve and restore a part of our natural bog heritage by returning the endangered Yellow Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia flava, and the Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea, to their historic ranges in Virginia and Maryland utilizing an integrated ecosystem restoration approach. The carnivorous plant, Sarracenia flava, formerly occurred in eight counties in Virginia and is now down to one population totaling less than 100 plants. Our objective is to have at least one viable population in each county of the historic range. We also are developing a system of bog preserves in Maryland and Virginia which will guarantee the preservation of the unique ecosystems supporting the pitcher plant community - Our Mission in short: To preserve and restore pitcher plants bogs, and associated ecosystems in Maryland and Virginia utilizing a unique five step process of discovery, propagation, research, reintroduction, and education. To establish a series of nature preserves to protect indigenous pitcher plant systems in perpetuity. We have been selling carnivorous plants in the U.S for about 20 years but now we're trying to reach out to Europe. I'm doing this post in order to increase people's awareness about our organization and inquire if people here have a bit of clue what it takes to ship plants from U.S to Europe (in case you've bought plants earlier from American nursery) because we'd like to hear from you. We'd prefer to have one person or nursery to which we'd ship all the plants in bulk in winter and then they'd distribute the plants to individuals. We're aware of the fact that the plants would need photosanitery and maybe more paperwork but we've just started to investigate this opportunity because we have the national Sarracenia collection here (lots of plants) and it's sure that there are some varieties and cultivars that haven't made it to Europe yet. here are some photos of our "specialties" About me: this is my 3rd summer with MBRS. I interned in 2016, went back in 2017 after I graduated as horticulturist from University of HAMK. I've been working a lot with dividing and selling Sarracenia in the U.S. I'm originally from Finland but because of personal things, I''m into moving to U.S rather than going back to Finland., otherwise I'd probably be the person distributing plants :-) Cheers and regards from VIrginia, U.S -Siru
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    Hi folks, I noticed there were no great, modern websites for carnivorous plant hobbyists and beginners. -At least nothing with a responsive, easily navigable design. So, I built the Carnivorous Plant Resource - something that I would use and that I hope becomes a valuable tool for the community. It's a mix of a plant database, Carnivorous Plant Society calendar of events, and blog resource. Looking for your feedback and info contributors to flush out the database! Cheers, and happy growing!