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Marcel van den Broek

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  • Birthday 09/17/1967

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    Mijdrecht, The Netherlands
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    all carnivorous plants
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  1. Our Japanese friends are going for it in 2023. Here is the latest. We have updated the web pages of the 13th ICPS Conference – Japan. Please visit the URLs: There are two new pieces of information. 1. The N. truncate grown in Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center (HPFC) won the Guinness World Record of the longest Nepenthes pitcher trap on August 20, 2022. A day trip to HPFC is planned on the following day (May, 29) after the conference. You can see the stabilized specimen of the pitcheras well as amazing CP collections in HPFC. (Please note that the N. truncata photo posted on the web page was taken on an earlier date than the Guinness official measurement.) 2. The border measures against COVID-19 was significantly relaxed by the government in October 2022. Since then, we can see many foreign tourists in major cities and tourist spots in Japan. However, if there are still any codes of conduct recommended by the government against COVID-19 as of May 2023, we will follow them. The updated web pages also have supplemental information on the 2 botanical gardens we will visit. The information on the “Hikari” Shinkansen train in the English page may be useful for those who want to use Japan Rail Pass and travel from Himeji to Tokyo for the field trip to P. ramosa habitat. Japan Rail Pass is an unlimited ride ticket of JR trains and JR buses but cannot be used for “Nozomi” and “Mizuho” Shinkansen trains. Visit the web page < https://japanrailpass.net/en/about_jrp.html> for details. We hope you start thinking about participation in the conference and prepation of your travel plan in this holiday season.
  2. Christian has been around for ages and has a 100% solid reputation. Very nice plants too (not a Nepy, but I've been at his place and have seen them. Also, I did buy other CP's).
  3. Hello Marcel

    Do you perhaps know if  EEE 2022 will be held this year ?

    Thank you in advance


    1. Marcel van den Broek

      Marcel van den Broek

      Sorry, So far no takers :sad:

    2. Lee Chamberlain

      Lee Chamberlain

      keeping my fingers crossed... thank you


  4. Due to the globally continuing health concerns with the COVID19 pandemic and related restrictions to travelling, the 13th ICPS World Conference organizer team has decided to postpone the conference by another year. Infections by coronavirus, especially the omicron variant, still continues in many countries including Japan. As a result, non-Japanese nationals are currently suspended from entering Japan. It is unlikely that this restriction will be fully lifted by this coming May. Notwithstanding the recent circumstances, there are some encouraging news suggesting calming down of the pandemic in 2022. According to Health authorities including WHO, the public health emergency can end within 2022. Our new plan is to hold the conference in Himeji City in May-June of next year. We will announce the specific dates as soon as we have reserved the venue. We appreciate your kind understanding and look forward to meeting/seeing you in Himeji in 2023. 13th ICPS World Conference Organizer Team
  5. New ICPS Photo contest The 2022 ICPS Photo Contest results will be part of the 2nd World Carnivorous Plant Day (WCPD) celebration on May 4, 2022. The submission deadline is April 22, 2022. Winners receive a 1-year MEMBERSHIP to the ICPS. Please see the Photo Contest Rules link below for more information. The 2022 Judges are the winners of the 2021 Photo Contest! -Stephane Joly from France -Krzysztof Banaś from Poland -Phillip Bernie from Australia We had about 150 entries last year - let's beat it this year! https://www.carnivorousplants.org/about/PhotoContests
  6. Hi, Covid permitting it looks like we're a go. Full house of sellers and speakers too Please check out the information on the webpage, the link below goes to the registration page https://carnivora.nl/registrations/?fbclid=IwAR2c-GSQ4FPPqEHKDjBAu4o0Sr9qw0-qsuuKH8_3F4pOSgFnupdt4s0Ojfo
  7. Attention Teachers! We are offering 24 GRANTS for teachers around the world to bring carnivorous plants into their classrooms! To learn more visit: https://www.carnivorousplants.org/education/ClassroomGrants
  8. in the weekend of the 9th and 10th of October Carnivora will host an EEE! Well, unless the rules relating to the COVID situation change of course. The Botanical garden in Leiden has agreed to host this weekend, so great location... check! As we are all dying to get a descent event on the menu again let's keep our fingers crossed that the sailing is smooth. More details will follow as they develop.
  9. Ghent was no longer an option due to some changes in the board and some things like that. COVID-19 just keeps making things difficult. There has been a look at doing something that can be put together very fast in case we get a travel break this summer but to have a good field of sellers and visitors alike planning ahead and having some certainties is really necessary to get a full blown meeting going.
  10. It is introduced according to this: http://www.efloras.org/browse.aspx?flora_id=1 "Drosera filiformis is disjunct in the outer Coastal Plain, from Nova Scotia and Connecticut to Maryland, southeastern North Carolina, and Bay and Washington counties, Florida. The species has been reported from South Carolina, but no specimens from there have been seen. It is introduced in Caroline County, Virginia, and Preston County, West Virginia, and possibly other localities peripheral to its range."
  11. Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the 13th ICPS-conference in Himeji, Japan is postponed to May 2022. Specific information will be announced at a later time.
  12. Yes see previous post. Publication: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.43:137 (2014) Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. * Sarracenia purpurea L. * Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. * Sarracenia ?
  13. yes Cultivar: Sarracenia 'Eva' H.Luhrs Publication: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.43:137 (2014) Synonym: =?Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. * Sarracenia purpurea L. * Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. * Sarracenia ? Originator: R.van Kessel, Carniflora, NL, c. 2007 Nominant: H.Luhrs, Amsterdam, NL, 2010 Registrant: H.Luhrs, 22. 8. 2014 Awards/patents: RHS Award of Garden Merit (H3) 2015 (trial entry 41) Horicultural comment: Registered 25. 12. 2014 {JS} Standard: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.43:137 (2014) Propagation: vegetative Etymology: after Els Vogel-Adamse Description: Carniv.Pl.Newslett.43:137 (2014) "Much of the latter's features are well visible in this cultivar, producing 6-8 new leaves up to 28 cm long throughout the season and lasting for as long as 7-8 months. They taper gradually from bottom to top to produce a broad cone with a wide almost heart-shaped hood, of which the side lobes are somewhat folded backwards while the inner surface is abundantly covered with little bristly hairs. The pitchers are primarily green, apart from a few red longitudinal veins, with whitish-pink fenestrations in the upper part below the mouth. The hood is very white fenestrated onto a light green background with red veins pronounced on the inner side of the hood (Fig. 3). As the pitchers mature the color in the upper part becomes dark pink, especially the interior and the mouth, while the green inner side of the hood becomes a background for dark red veins. The combination of a dark pink upper part of the pitcher and white-mottled green hood gives this cultivar a unique appearance. The flower petals are deep red."
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