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    The Florida Panhandle is one of the world's most important areas for biodiversity. This nine-day trip to the Gulf Coast states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi was arranged to explore the longleaf pine forests. Historically, these ecosystems once stretched right across the South, nearly unbroken, from Virginia to Florida to Texas. Today less than 5 percent remains of the 90-million acre original system, which included open pine savannas with a lush understory of native grasses and groundcover. These forests host a remarkably diverse plant and animal community that includes some 300 bird and 2,500 plant species. Many of them depend upon a structure that is maintained by a frequent fire cycle (either natural or through managed-burns). Of particular interest, were the bogs and other wetlands that provide a home to carnivorous plant communities. Due to man's unfortunate presence (drainage/land reclamation, development for housing, mining and logging activities) several of the sites may represent the last remnants of these communities. Many of the sites were on stewarded land (e.g. Nature Conservancy) whilst others were not. No detailed location information is provided in this album. Additionally, the trip also provided an opportunity to view wetland birds, insects, reptiles etc. Unfortunately, flash-flooding and heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry meant that several hiking trails were closed or impassable in Louisiana and Mississippi. Similarly, by the time I returned to Florida, water levels in Apalachicola National Forest and the prairies towards Gainesville had risen significantly. This meant that further opportunities to view additional sites was unfulfilled.
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    Thanks. Here is my lovely D. modesta. Still waiting for my U. aureomaculata to open. So close now.
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    Hi, I like to show you some pics of my tuberous Drosera. D. browniana D. collina D. erythorhiza D. lowriei, giant form D. aff. stolonifera, mini hills form
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    Hi everyone, Recently I had the opportunity to travel to the USA to see sarracenias in situ. I would love to share some photos with all of you. My First location was Greenville Co. in South Carolina. Thank you very much ! Gustavo
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    Hi all, it has been some time since my last post with photos here. I have moved to a new house two years back, built some new growing spaces, improved my lighting systems... There is still a lot of to do (like a greenhouse), but the plants are currently growing fine, which I would like to share. I have three main growing spaces: grow tent with a 220 W led source, used only for the winter (the plants are otherwise in the garden) and two aquariums rebuilt for the plants, one for helis with 90 W led source and one with led stripes, circa 75 W in total. Hope you will like it. Adam The grow tent: Tray with tuberous sundews D. aberrans D. zonaria D. browniana D. squamosa D. hookeri D. erythrorhiza Among others, D. hilaris looks great this time of the year D. esterhuyseniae And flowering P. immaculata on a calcareous rock The aquarium with heliamphoras, they were recently flowering wildely (the aquarium is usually covered, the cover was removed during taking this photo): And the sundew aquarium. Both aquariums are in the basement and I have currently improved them with a cooling... a hose connected to the ventilation of the basement, which constantly blows cool air from the outside into the aquarium. The temperatures vary very nicely with about 25 °C during the day and slightly below 20 °C during the night. Some of the plants - D. chrysolepis, D. camporupestris, D. magnifica, D. villosa, D. spiralis, D. tomentosa var. glabrata... The succulent leaves of G. roraimensis This D. solaris is going to flower soon (but I have never got any seeds from it) D. meristocaulis - small, but growing D. arenicola D. kaieteurensis And D. hirticalyx - I do not know why, but this species stays always green in my conditions, never getting the deep red as in nature. Does it need so much more light than the other species? Or is it the clone which is in cultivation?
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    Hello Some time ago I Found this nice population of Drosera intermedia. The site was quite small but there where many plants. The plants where growing in peaty sand near a pond. In the winter the whole location is probably very wet or partly submerged. I also noticed that the plants where much smaller then the plants I grow myself. They were only 3.5 cm high. Some close-ups: Overview:
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    Due to social distancing and the closure of schools. I had lunch while working from home, looking over a few plants. Hope you enjoy them. I also noticed my Utricularia aureomaculata is about to bloom, so I'll post a picture of that when it does
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    P.mariae P.vulgaris subsp anzalonei
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    Hi all, I hope everyone is safe during these strange times. If you're at home, you'll have time to take care of your plants ;) As a professional gardener, I continue to work (our plants still need our attention!), with most my attention devoted to our beloved plants. Ironically, these dramatic times are beneficial for plants... Most of our projects are postponed (including the project of a new house completely dedicated to carnivorous plants...), and we could take time for botany and horticulture. As many of you are confined at home, I decided to take time this week end to post some pictures I've taken last week. I would like to show the result of a big project recently finished... Due to the theme, I hope you'll like it! The idea of a greenhouse dedicated to animals and plants' interaction is an old dream, and long-term endeavour. But we finally open this house in fall 2018, and I'm quite happy of the result :) Of course, it's not finished (and it'll never been finished), and I continue to improve it as I can (and the next weeks could be an interesting period for it). Animal/plants interactions exists since both group of organisms were appeared in Earth, are everywhere and led to remarkable co-evolution. Among many occurring interactions, we choose to present these through tropical ecosystem with these examples: - Carnivorous plants, and moreover Nepenthes. Nepenthes show really interesting co-evolutions with other organisms (bats, Tupaia, rats, termites, ants, bacteria, frogs, insects larvae, ...). We present also a small tropical peat bog with some Byblis, Drosera and Genlisea, but most carnivorous plants will be presented in another greenhouse, that we previously would like to open in June. I worked most of previous times to another new greenhouse, completely dedicated to carnivorous plants and their habitats. Hopefully we'll open it this fall! - Ant-plants. With many astonishing interactions, mostly in tropical ecosystems, myrmecophily is a really interesting subject, not too much known. It's sometimes approached in botanical gardens, but, in France, there's no example of such large display dedicated to this theme. - Pollination. It seems to be evident, but we would like to present it through "nice" examples: pollination by bats, lizards, birds, mice... - Phytothelmata. Another interesting interaction. For diverse reasons, some plants could accumulate water (or produce liquids). And diverse forms of life could grow in it. Bromeliads, Commelinids, Nepenthes, Bamboo among other. - Zoochory. Dispersion of plants by animal is an interesting subject. It could be external (exozoochory), internal (endozoochory), with double situation : diploendozoochory (when a carnivore eat a frugivore), and is trully important for long distance dispersal. We know the case of seeds, but it's also important for living plants, i.e. turions of aquatic plants by birds, or Tillandsia usneoides used for bird's nests. - Herbivory. The most common interaction (even if it's not really for the benefice of plants!). And we choose to show it with "defence" mechanism: sensitive plants, the egg mimicry of Passiflora sect. Decaloba and the pseudo-eaten leaves of some Ficus species, ie. F. politoria from Madagascar. As we show only plants, and animals are absent from the house, we had put some really showy pictures to illustrate our speech. And next: pictures! The entrance of the house with transparent plastic strips, with tropical forest layout printed. And a pergola with Nepenthes, so people enter in a tunnel made by Nepenthes lianas and hanging pitchers ;) On the left, it's a 1m3 pot with hybrids and cultivars, in aim to have always showy pitchers, and also to fill quickly the pergola. It's work well! And right, there's only "natural" Nepenthes species in a living Sphagnum bed. Mixed with Amorphophallus species, interesting for pollination features ;) You could see upper a lateral cork branch filled with living Sphagnum where I grow epiphytic Nepenthes: N. truncata, N. veitchii, N. zakriana in this pic. Another Nepenthes, and the pictures of well known interactions. I'm happy that we could buy these pictures to Ch'ien Lee, that's really showy! from left to right: Philautus in N. mollis, Tupaia montana in N. lowii, Kerivoula hardwickii in N. hemsleyana. On the ground: a mix of Nepenthes species, terrestrial orchids and "epiphytic" Utricularia : U. calycifida, U. cornigera, U. nelumbifolia, U. alpina, U. longifolia... A false tree with epiphytic Nepenthes: N. dactylifera, N. truncata, N. lowii, N. veitchii, N. vogelii, N. chaniana. I've put also N. merrilliana and N. sibuyanensis, even if they aren't epiphytic, cause their long tendrils may be cool at this place :) You could see also on the left Catopsis berteroniana and on the right Peperomia polystachya (which is supposed to be carnivorous following an recent study...). I'm a little bit reserved about growing terrestrial Nepenthes in this bed. If some species are looking well, many species die quickly after their introduction, showing decline a few month after plantation. It's interesting to note that the remnant and healthy species are mostly tolerant and easy growers : N. maxima, N. reinwardtiana, N. mirabilis, N. ventricosa, N. holdenii, N. neoguineensis, N. sumagaya, N. barcelonae, N. spectabilis, N. hirsuta, N. surigaoensis, N. albomarginata, N. bongso, N. rafflesiana, N. tomoriana... And many plants which die were "difficult" species: N. platychila, N. insignis, N. copelandii, N. ceciliae, N. hispida... On the left, you could see the small peat bog (I have to work in it, it's not happy after 1 year and an half of cultivation...), with N. bokorensis, N. gracilis. If I've time I'll take some additional pictures next week! In the foreground, N. bicalcarata, a nice transition from carnivorous plants to ant-plants. And now, some ant-plants! (if you are interested by ant-plants, please take a look to the post I made in the ant-plants forum: http://myrmecodia.invisionzone.com/topic/1271-new-greenhouse-in-nancy-bg-interactions-animalplants/) Cecropia membranacea, a nice ant-tree. Here with epiphytic Cactaceae Strophocactus witii. Albeit from a lineage really near Cecropia, the Brazilian Coussapoa dealbata (previously known as Cecropia dealbata) shows no adaptation to myrmecophily. It's used here cause I love this tree (and I cheat a little bit), and also a a support for false neotropic ant-gardens. At his feet, a clump of Maieta guianensis, a pretty myrmecophilous Melastomataceae rarely seen in cultivation. Another Melastomataceae from Guyanas : Tococca guianensis. I love particularly this plant and it's actually the most beautiful specimen I'd ever grown... Acacia cornigera with its nice hollow spines and beltian bodies in its folioles. Now, bromeliads! With a beautiful specimen of Brocchinia acuminata (this one is not carnivorous, but suspected to be myrmecophilous!) In the background, nice pictures of Nepenthes bicalcarata by Vincent Bazile in situ in Brunei! Another false tree made with cork, this branch is totally dedicated to ant associated Tillandsia. I'm particularly fond of these artificial trees made with hollow cork an a mix of pine bark and living Sphagnum. Here, I use it to show the high diversity of neotropical ant-gardens. I've put also two branches dedicated to Hydnophytinae. They look healthy here, in a sunny place, with high air movement. They grow fastest than in pot in the private greenhouses... Now, the biggest work of the house: a dripping wall made with volcanic rock. 3 months of work for 3 peoples! But I'm happy about the result! The first idea was to present myrmecophily on the left, and zoogamy on the right. So, most of the paleotropic ant-plants and asiatic ant-garden plants are here. But it's too wet for them, and it's not representative to have them in a wall. If I could, I'll build another branch in cork for them. Later... In the right face, I've put many flowering plants. Gesneriaceae, Orchidaceae, Bromeliaceae, Begonia... About 300 species of various groups! The idea is to have a nice wall with high diversity, but also to have all the time some flowering plants. And particularly with interesting features for pollination (birds, lizards...). I grow with some success some carnivorous plants in this wall: the miniature form of Nepenthes maxima, N. northiana, Pinguicula mesophytica, P. cubensis and some Utricularia. I'm a little bit disappointed, I was sure that most Utricularia could grow well in this place, but only a few are still alive, and are not so well adapted... I suppose that I have to incriminate the water quality: it's not always rainwater (we suffer from a really drought period last year, and during all summer, the wall was watered with tapwater), and I use some fertiliser for orchids. Some orchids are also in a cork branch here: And the Phytotelmata place! With A huge Alcantarea, Cochliostemma odoratissima, Nepenthes ampullaria, and diverse tank bromeliads. And the pedagogical boards! I've write the texts and ask many people to get nice pictures of animals living in phytotelmata in situ. You'll recognize a small crab of the genus Geosesarma in a pitcher of N. ampllaria above left, the spider Misumenops nepenthicola in N. albomarginata (both pictures by V. Bazile), and bottom right, a Philautus frog emerging from N. x harryana, by Ch'ien Lee. The place for zoogamy. The text and pictures refers to plants everywhere in the house. It take me so much time to find these picture, but wahou! These are so nice and so demonstrative! In this picture, you could also see on the left a branch with Vanilla (for zoogamy), and a bird nest build in our greenhouses by a local Turdus with our Tillandsia usneoides (for zoochory)! In the middle, Desmodium incanum, a nice Fabaceae with hooked fruits (very sticky!) that I'd mischievously put right in the middle of the path :p. On the right, several sensitive plants (for "defence" against herbivory). The well known Mimosa pudica, but also M. diplotricha, M. sensitiva, M. polycarpa, M. pigra, M. uncinnata, Biophytum sensitivum and B. sokupii. The hanging liana is Passiflora colinvauxii, also for defence. Zoochory board: And "defence" against herbivory board. That's all folks! I hope you enjoy this virtual visit during these strange times of lockdown Take care and stay well, All the best, Aurélien
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    Last autumn I had a bog installed in the sunniest corner of our south-west facing rear garden. Having been a collector of carnivorous plants for many years this modest-sized bog garden now affords me to develop a more permanent display in the garden. At around 3.5m (long) x 4.2m (at its widest), the total volume of materials required to fill it comprised: 1,600 litres of peat; 400kg of horticultural sand (lime-free, of course), 400 litres of perlite. The compositional mix varies, depending on the intended location of the various plant types. Planting has started this weekend with 25x Darlingtonia californica, 15x Pinguicula grandiflora, 40x Dionaea muscipula with a further 25x butterworts, 35x Venus's flytraps, 65x sundews (including Drosera binata, capensis, rotundifolia, filiformis, tracyii, anglica), and 60x hardy pitcher plants (Sarracenia flava, flava var. maxima, flava var. cupra, flava var. rugelii, flava var. rubricorpora, purpurea purpurea, purpurea venosa and purpurea heterophylla and a few natural hybrids) to be planted later this month. Sympathetic bog plants that are non-invasive will provide shelter to some of the more delicate carnivorous plant species. On the raised railway sleeper platform at the rear, a specially commissioned 1.3m tall pitcher plant sculpture made by a master blacksmith will add year-round interest and a focal point for the winter months. If people are interested in seeing how the project develops, I will be updating this post periodically. Message me if you want details of landscaper, blacksmith and nurseries and stone/growing medium stockists and I'll be happy to share these. Really looking forward to getting this planted and for the summer to roll round!
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    Hi all, Just wanted to share this Drosera rotundifolia I found growing on Bodmin moor in the UK. They were once more widespread here, but following a recent expansion of the A30 road, a long strip of the plants were destroyed, along with some bog orchid species. This photo is taken of a population that grows about 200m from the road.
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    Some pictures of Drosophyllum 'in-situ' Location: Portugal, Mata da Machada and Santiago do Cacém Date:29/12/2019 and 30/12/2019 New Pictures added from Santiago do Cacém, date: 05/01/2020. Best regards, Cumprimentos / best regards, Nelson José Luís Gaspar Associação Portuguesa de Plantas Carnívoras www.appcarnivoras.org forum.appcarnivoras.org twitter.com/appcarnivoras instagram.com/appcarnivoras facebook.com/appcarnivoras facebook.com/groups/appcarnivoras
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    I finally found my password so to celebrate this here are some pictures of tuberous drosera d.rupicola d.zonaria geante d.tubaestylis d.Prophylla d.orbiculata d.Magna X d.erythrorhiza var imbecilla d.Lowrie geante d.Heterophylla d.erythrorhiza d.Basifolia by jp
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    Hi at all, every year this plant amazes me more and more, in this session the pitchers are becoming white, the green veins are disappearing and some picthers have a pink brushed on the edge of the hat: Ch Natale
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    Afew pics of pinguicula vulgaris and drosera rotundifolia near Melvaig on the north-west coast of Scotland during a recent holiday
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    Hello everybody, Recently, I've been obsessed by all the tepuis Heliamphoras grow at and started to collect Heliamphora clones from different tepuis to collect them all one day. But I noticed something strange to me. In numerous articles I read about tepuis I haven't come across the name Apacapa tepui, which was strange, as it is my favourite location of H.exappendiculata. When I googled specifically "Apacapa" tepui I only got results showing web pages of sellers (like Wistuba) and grower that all have their plants labelled "Apacapa tepui", no literature or scientific articles at all. When you look at some of the online sources listing tepuis that support Heliaphora, like Distribution of Heliamphora or Heliamphora: the various ranges and tepuis, none of them lists "Apacapa tepui". There are two similarly named tepuis that are part of the Chimantá Massif where H.exappendiculata grows though - Apacará tepui and Abacapá tepui. I started to think that "Apacapa" must be a typo of one of those tepuis. Then I found the only literature on the internet that mentions Apacapa tepui - it is the Heliamphora exappendiculata description published in Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, available here. In the part of the article called "Specimens examined" there are, among others, mentioned herbarium specimens from both "Apacapa tepui" (Apacapa-tepui, 2125-2300 m, 13.04.1953 Steyermark No. 74888 (VEN, K)) and Apacará tepui (Apacara-tepui, 1900 m, 08.07.1946, Cardona No. 51648 (VEN)). This put Apacará out of the game and I thought that Apacapa is a typo of the right name Abacapá. In the above-mentioned article, there is a picture - a scan of one herbarium specimen provided by the New York Botanical Garden. So I checked the website of the New York Botanical Garden and found out it has a virtual herbarium (which is amazing btw)! So I searched for the herbarium specimen from that article (Apacapa-tepui, 2125-2300 m, 13.04.1953 Steyermark No. 74888 (VEN, K) and found the answer - the correct location of that specimen is Abacapá tepui. You can check for yourself Heliamphora exappendiculata (Maguire & Steyerm.) Nerz & Wistuba. That means that Apacapa tepui is, indeed, a typo of Abacapá tepui, at least in that article. So, unless Apacapa is a new tepui, that is not mentioned anywhere in the literature, to me "Apacapa" does not exist and all the plants in cultivation localised as "Apacapa" should be re-labelled to "Abacapá". It doesn't make a huge difference really, but what is the point of providing location information when it's adressing a non-existent place :) I tried to reach the authors via e-mail but so far without any more details on this topic. If you happen to know anything related to this, please, join the discussion :) Pavel Vrana
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    Hi everybody ampullaria 'Lady Pauline' fusca platychila inermis see you soon
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    Never fear! You do not need a chemistry book to understand this film. Showing a bunch of beautiful sundew species and hybrids, we explain really briefly and clear why particular chemical ingredients of the sundews are not only interesting as cough medicine for homeopathy, but also as traits for taxonomy, in a manner as comprehensible for laypersons as possible. The featured chemical analysis (TLC) is helpful for the description of novel species and gains an additional dimension by the fact that most true species produce only one naphthoquinone or none, while hybrids show the chemistry of both parents combined. That means, if the parents produce different quinones, the hybrid shows both of them and both parents as well as the hybrid can be distinguished chemically that way.
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    Hi everyone. Plants are great to get relaxed a bit in these difficult times! Nepenthes mollis Heliamphora ceracea Heliamphora huberi Drosera tomentosa var. glabrata and Cephalotus 'Hummer's Giant' Macodes petola (orchid) Wide view Greetings, Florent
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    ... and finishing off the main structure. Still bracing to complete followed by the doors and vents. And then the glazing
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    Hi, Continuing with the chronicle of my trip through the southeast of the USA, second location was Baldwin co. in Alabama, to pay a visit to the famous Splinter Hill Bog. It was the beginning of April and the bog although lacking the exuberance of summer or autumn, had the discreet charm of the first spring pitchers of which some of us are devoted, and of course flowers. Recent controlled burn. Thanks to some fellow local aficionados, we were able to discover a meadow between long leaf pines, where controlled burning had not taken place. Here leuco pitchers were bigger. Thank you very much! Gustavo
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    Some pictures of Drosophyllum 'in-situ' Location: Portugal, Mata da Machada and Santiago do Cacém Date:29/12/2019 and 30/12/2019 New Pictures added from Santiago do Cacém, date: 05/01/2020. Best regards, Cumprimentos / best regards, Nelson José Luís Gaspar Associação Portuguesa de Plantas Carnívoras www.appcarnivoras.org forum.appcarnivoras.org twitter.com/appcarnivoras instagram.com/appcarnivoras facebook.com/appcarnivoras facebook.com/groups/appcarnivoras
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    My offshoot is from Matthias Maier (Green Jaws). As far as I know, he never sold Carniflora plants as rare clones .
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    Hi guys... Below you can find 03 stamps that i've not insert here on this site... Serbia 2017 - Aldovandra - Malaysia 2018 - Nepenthes - Malaysia 2018 - Nepenthes X trusmadiensis -
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    Both are correct in a way. Drosera (and in fact many other plants) quickly turn red if there's enough sunlight as a means to protect against being burned. At this point the plants are most definitely burned, despite the red colour mechanism, because they haven't seen light of such intensity for a long time. These leaves won't produce dew anymore. The new leaves, however, will be adapted to the strong lights, won't burn, but will still look reddish. The red colour goes away again as the light intensity diminishes. Usually, Drosera leaves will be a dark green, with red tentacles. It's all very similar to humans getting a tan to protect against the sunlight. If you stay in the sunlight for too long before your skin has managed to acclimatise (by tanning), you'll get burned.
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    It's not good to grow temperate pings inside long term.they should be outside in the cold weather for full And proper dormancy
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    It is all ok... in the center you can see the hibernaculum... it is going to be dormant;-)
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    This one is seed grown approx 7 years old. It grows freely outside on my balcony....
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    Hello. I'm definitely not a succulent expert, but the cactus looks fine. Maybe it got too cold or wet? Sudden increase in sun or heat? If it's not getting any worse, I wouldn't worry. The other one (maybe a Haworthia or sempervivum?) definitely looks like it's being eaten. The damage looks like molluscs, but the black specks look like insect droppings so I'm not sure. You could try slug pellets and/or a systemic insecticide?
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    Final Positive Legal Update Dear Members The recent situation with The CPS, Mrs Bell and Mr Tite has now been fully resolved. The Charity Commission has agreed with the legal advice from our Solicitor that neither were legally appointed trustees and the Commission have therefore removed both from our record, and have reset the password for us to take rightful control of the Charity portal again. The Charity Commission record has also been updated with the new Trustees elected at the recent AGM, and the Charity contact details and website listing have been updated correctly. The Governing Document voted in at the AGM has also been submitted to the Charity Commission, as we are required to do. We are now in a position to move the Society forward. There are many more positive things in the pipeline so watch this space. We have been exhibiting at Tatton Park flower show, RHS Wisley and RHS Rosemoor, with other events coming up soon. If you have any suggestions to move the society forward in a positive manner, please do let us have your suggestions. If you have any questions please contact us via the contact form on our website (www.thecps.org.uk) Regards The Trustees and Committee The Carnivorous Plant Society
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    This is a hybrid I created back in 2011, of the two different plants I have this one is the most attractive with a stunning striped peristome and a very nice red coloration in both lower and intermediate pitchers. Nepenthes bokorensis x (veitchii x lowii): This is an upper pitcher:
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    Hi here’s some watercolour paintings of lowii and veitchii, the pieces are up for sale if anyone is interested.
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    I repotted my selenicerios grandiflora into a ten inch pot this year and it has rewarded me with eight flowers opening together.
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    Just a quick few photos of the habitat and some of plants of Utricularia vulgaris in mass-flowerings in the vast Kopački rit wetlands in north-eastern Croatia a fortnight ago. Sorry the photos don't really do the utric justice... they were really en-masse but very hard to photograph.
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    Thanks Damien. I think I'm going to turn all my pygmies into 'biotopes' now. One success this year is my D. Slackii sending up a flower spike. This is the first I've managed and I have had it for 5 years! So apparently the trick is to leave it in the greenhouse over winter.
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    Cheers all - I have got over Ben's death and ordered some more Bens, who will be treated far more harshly, outside living, plenty of flies and North-Western weather. :)
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    Hi! Don’t cut anything, it is all ok... do you live in Wales? Why don’t you put outside your plant?
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    You may often see such kind of Japanese packaging way at the stores. I know it is notorious as "overdo" or "a wasteful use of the packing material as resources", that was considered by many people and was severely criticized. A few of them might change their mind after watching the next video. You can turn on English sub.
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    For some reason, "Izakaya" is popular with Western people nowadays. review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6NwG7kuNQ
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    Hi!!! It it’s all o.k! It is a new root developing... this is of a different kind of roots: Drosera capensis form this ones when it becomes higher, and they help them to fiss well to the substrate
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    If I may, I think you should read some information about basics care for Nepenthes. Plants of this genus are tropical, and do not go dormant in winter in-situ. Good luck!
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    I’m not an expert... it seems to me a very strong and nice hybrid... when night temperatures go below 15 C, keep it indoor... the compost must be always moist, never wet... you could put some mm of water in the try, than when the try dries wait 1 or 2 days befor put in it new water... in winter, if you don’t give the plant additional light, the plant could don’t make pitchers... it is all ok, it starts make pitchers again in spring... sorry for my bad English, I hope you understand me;-)
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    While hunting around for CP's yesterday I came across a little drama being enacted. A small black ant had walked onto a Byblis aquatica. There was a busy ant trail nearby but none of the other ants came anywhere near the Byblis. Likely this ant had become a little too adventurous and strayed. It was too strong to be easily glued up but looked like its antennae were all gummed up. It could move around on the plant fairly easily but constantly stopped and tried to clean its antennae, without success though. It didn't seem to be able to find its way off the plant. There were a few small insects trapped but the ant paid them no attention. Obviously it wasn't trying to rob some food, at least not at that stage. This afternoon went back to see if the ant had finally got away or had succumbed. Unfortunately I couldn't locate the same plant again.
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    This is a really short, but amazing video showing the spore ejection from sphagnum. It was apparently a mystery how they got the spores so high, until they filmed it at very high speed and saw that the capsule actually developed a vortex ring, and with that could send the spores much higher than just a straightforward squirt.
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    I think your going to need a bigger dome!! Brilliant! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    whoops didn't mean to post already. Anyway has you can see it's just your bog standard garden pond filled with 6" of gravel, 12" of 50/50 peat and sand then 6" of peat.I dug the pond in the ground and packed around the sides with sand with log round to hold it all in. IMG_0120 by keith Smith, on Flickr IMG_0144 by keith Smith, on Flickr CAM00025 by keith Smith, on Flickr I have quite a few photo's and don't want to bombard you all with them and it's hard to choose the best one's so i can post a link to my facebook album if that's better