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  1. Hello TMS,

    I bought last week two Sarracenia from Suzy Jenner. They arrived yesterday in very good condition and very well packed in a box.

    She also send me the labels with plant name I use for my new two pots.


    Hope your plants arrive soon, please let us updated, and hope you will feedback positive.


    On the contrary, I change subject, I don't understand why I never got swapped plants or seeds. Do you knwo why? :)

    When I buy and pay for plants or seeds the italian post works very well. When I swap plants with no-italian growers the italian post doesn't work well and I got nothing...always the same excuse! :)

    And more strange: plants or seeds I sent for swap always arrive abroad!!! Because I'm always the first at post office when I swap something.

    Bahhh...very very strange :)



  2. Thank you very much, Dieter.

    Now my ideas are more clear. I can say: I have two different forms of D. platystigma.

    What surprise me is: I've never caught them in full flower, nor at noon! I can't beleive it.

    My fantasy brought me to think about a strange cleistogama form :)



  3. Dieter, thanks for your help.

    Few years ago I got few gemmes of D. platystigma. They developed in only 3 or 4 plants, so the year after I prepared a new pot and re-poted some gemme of my D. platystigma.

    Actually I have two pots of D. platystigma: the first one with the original very nice big and orange flower.

    The second pot with the "strange" no-evident-petals flower I asked your ID help.

    I labelled both of them "D. platystigma" and those days I've noticed the strange flower and think I could mis-labelled the secondo pot.

    Wait for your opinion...

    Thank you very much :)


  4. Hi all,

    thank you very much for such good words.

    We had very nice week end: all the 7 lectures were very very interesting, sellers offered lots of plants and some very rare, plant exhibition showed the best of italian growers collection and lunch and gala dinner were nice situation for lots of fun and good food.

    We have a lots of thanks: thank you to CP expert for the lectures, thank you to the sellers for beeing in Italy both for selling their plants but primaly for sharing time together and thank you to all the people from abroad who travelled to be in Italy.

    The biggest and more special thanks to all the people who made EEE 2008 possible: AIPC board members and all AIPC volunteers. All pictures show orange t-shirts: they are all the wonderful guys who have worked to set up the meeting and have worked hard during the days of EEE. Thank you all.

    Dennis: "I would just like to add my thanks to the ICPS for organising such a great event "

    ICPS? Thank you for a so gratefully mistake :)

    You were in Italy, my dear, with AIPC...the italian carnivorous plants society :)

    You english strange people :) also Stew McPherson continued having english time on his watch and arrived one hour late to a meeting point for dinner. Strange but so nice and friendly, hope to see you soon :)

    Well, EEE 2008 passed on and we are all looking for EEE 2009 where I do hope to meet again all CP fellows.

    See you soon :)


  5. Dear CP friends,

    We are working hard on EEE and AIPC web site offers new features.

    Please, visit AIPC web site: www.aipcnet.it, home page will link to EEE english pages.

    Don't forget reading "Food and Drink" to book your Saturday gala dinner and "Overnight stay" for hotels.

    You can read more about conferences at: http://eee.aipcnet.eu/index_eng.html

    Carnivorous plants exhibition will astonish all you and all famous CP nurseries have already booked space for selling!

    We are also arranging a nice corner with special foods from Italy free for everybody. Italian AIPC members will bring special foods and drinks very famous all over the world.

    My friends of AIPC and I will be very glad to help you booking hotel, or dinner...and answer your questions: info.EEE @ gmail.com

    Hope to meet you in September.


  6. Thank you very much Rogier!

    You and all friends from Europe will we very welcome.

    For any question, please, don't esitate to write us at info.EEE @ gmail.com

    Soon I'll send you link to conferences abstract and other info.

    See you soon,


  7. Dear CP friends,

    most of you have already known Italian CP society (AIPC) is setting up next EEE: we have started working about it some months ago!

    We will offer very interesting CP conferences, CP selling space, CP exhibition, some nice activities for CP enthusiast like CP auction, CP photo competition and very well known italian friendship and hospitality.

    Here first basic info about next EEE: 2008 EEE basic info

    Just few note about next EEE:

    - EEE 2008 will take place on 19th, 20th, 21st September 2008 in Mira in the ancient Villa Widmann - 25 km from Venice. Google maps link at: Map

    - You can see detailed report about last AIPC meeting (September 2007) in the ancient villa Widmann here: 2007 AIPC meeting

    - Already setted conferences are:

    On Saturday:

    Dr. Jan Schlauer "Rare European Utricularia Species"

    Andreas Fleischmann and Steward McPherson "Venezuela: drosera tepui, focusing on D. solaris with Steward McPherson"

    Joachim Nerz "Distribution-patterns of Nepenthaceae in Sumatra - is there a gap in between Western- and Northern Sumatra?"

    On Sunday:

    Siegfried Hartmeyer "New DVD show"

    Dr. Lorenzo Peruzzi "The genus Pinguicula in pensinsular Italy: diversity and distribution"

    Andreas Fleischmann "Zambia and Sierra Leone: Drosera and Tryphophyllum"

    - We are setting up space for CP nurseries and getting in touch with professional CP sellers all around the world

    - We are setting up space for hobbyst stands and soon we will publish rules to partecipate.

    - We are arranging CP exhibition, CP Photo Competition and CP Olimpics game where all european CP growers will be very welcome, soon we will publish rules to partecipate.

    - We published on web site hotel list and other accomodations and facilities for all participants and for saturday gala dinner we will ask to book in advance: 2008 EEE basic info

    - we are setting up free space for all european CP societies where Societies can display info about society and membershiping, society activities and everythink societies like to expose about their activities (posters, pictures, seed bank activity, library,...).

    We are very glad to offer free space to societies in order to fortify CP societies relationship and to focus EEE is primaly an inter-societies meeting.

    You can email your questions to info.EEE @ gmail.com (without spaces), my colleague and I will be very glad to answer all your questions and very happy to meet all of you at EEE.

    Soon other news about 2008 EEE in Italy.

    We are looking for meeting all CP friends in Italy next September.



    AIPC boards member.

  8. Hi all,

    here is my personal CP book list:

    Adrian Slack - Carnivorous Plants

    Adrian Slack - Insect-Eating Plants and How to Grow Them

    Alessandra Perugi - Rugiada del Sole

    Allen Lowrie - Carnivorous Plants of Australia vol. 3

    Allen Lowrie - Carnivorous Plants of Australia vol. 2

    Allen Lowrie - Carnivorous Plants of Australia vol. 1

    B. von Arx, J. Schlauer - CITES Carnivorous Plant Checklist

    Bruce Salmon - Carnivorous Plants of New Zealand

    Bruno Foggi - Le Piante Carnivore

    Charles Clarke - A Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Sabah

    Charles Clarke - Carnivorous Plants of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia

    Charles Clarke - A Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Peninsular Malaysia

    Charles Clarke - Nepenthes of Borneo (585)

    Donald Schnell - Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada

    Eva Mameli - Ricerche su Martynia lutea

    Gerard Blondeau - Il grande Libro delle Piante Carnivore

    Gert Hoogenstrijd - Carniflora

    Gordon Cheers - A Guide to the Carnivorous Plants of the World

    Hans Augusto Rey - Elizabite, Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant

    Insectivorous Plant Society - Amazing World of the Carnivorous Plants

    J. Joseph; K.M. Joseph - Insectivorous Plants of Khasi and Jaintia Hills

    John Muirhead - Sarraceniaceae

    Nick Romanowski - Gardening with Carnivores: Sarracenia Pitcher Plants in Cultivation & in the Wild

    Patricia e James Pietropalo - Carnivorous Plants of the World

    Peter d'Amato - The Savage Garden

    Tony Camilleri - Carnivorous Plants

    At the moment I'm the librarian of Italian Carnivorous Plants Society and usually I help italian friends buying their books.

    I'll be happy to help also friends from the forum buying books about CP.

    At the moment I'm looking for:

    - Jebb, M & M. Cheek. A skeletal revision of Nepenthes

    (Nepenthaceae). Blumea volume 42, No. 1. 1997

    Is there anybody who has this book?

    bye bye,


  9. Thank you very much for your pictures, Vic.

    Here is a pic of the flower of my D. brevifolia (Hampstead, NC), unfortunately only 4 petals that day!!! And I have only one picture on this computer.


    This species produces plenty of viable seed and grows quickly once germinated, I can't see much advantage to using leaf cuttings.

    I do agree, Vic. But I'm an hobbist and I like to know how my plants could be propagated and like to try :)

    bye bye,


    (The picture was taken by Daniele)

  10. Hello Wolf,

    Your welcome. Let me know how you do? It was easy for you,but as fall season arrived,it wouldn't work for me. But guess it would depend on your climate? If you ha ve warm winters,then you should do great? Where I live,we have freezing winters.

    In north Italy we have cold winter, too. I tryed during summer and few weeks ago. I always kept leaf and root cutting in my terrarium where is always summer.

    I never try in a cup of water.

    Do you have a picture of your D. brevifolia?

    I have received lots of seeds of this specie but always grow a nice D. spatulata.

    Now I'm sure about my D. brevifolia: dimension, flower color and flower dimension are right, but i'd like to see a good picture.

    Thank you very much for your answer,