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  1. Hi Eric, thanks! I got my plants sometime around 2000 i think. I did definitely not know what a carnivorous plant is in 1982 :) And of course, the label doesn't say that natural populations exist and i do not have any reason to assume, there are natural populations in VA. I just never got aware of the disjunct distribution and was surprised to hear about that. Is there any explanation as to why there are no plants in VA? This somehow doesn't really make sense. I have seen D. filiformis in NC, but have never been more north than VA. Are the northern forms different from those in the south?
  2. If D. spatulata was on the list it is not unusual, that they are in fact D. tokaiensis. These two are often mixed and D. tokaiensis is the one that most people have without knowing it. D. tokaiensis has a rounded lamina and more/less round and straight petioles (like your plants) while in D. spatulata the petioles go gradually into the lamina (similar to the plant in the upper left). If you google you will find lots of plants that look totally different and are called D. spatulata. That's because noone really revised all those plants. There are probably some new species amongst all p
  3. Hello, it's definitely no cross with D. capensis. I think it it D. spatulata x ultramafica. Christian
  4. Hello, yes, the four plants are probably D. tokaiensis. The one in the upper left could be something south african. Please post a picture of the open flower if you can catch it. This helps with identification. Just from the rosette it is more/less guessing. It doesn't typical for any of the rosetted species and could also be a hybrid. Christian
  5. Hi, interesting, i did not know that and was under the impression, that there are natural populations of D. filiformis in Virginia. Especially as i have plants with "Virginia" as location in my collection since many years. Christian
  6. Dear all, i am happy to announce the 2021 grant call of the german carnivorous plants society (GFP). This year we will support habitat conservation projects with up to 15.000€! For more information as well as to find out if you or your organization meets the necessary criterias and how to apply for the grant please see the two files on the the following link: https://www.carnivoren.org/naturschutz/grant-proposal/ If you have an
  7. Hi Eric, are you sure, that there are no natural populations of D. filiformis in Virginia? Christian
  8. Hello, from that list only D. capillaris x intermedia tends to go dormant in winter (and should be kept cold during that time). D. affinis is a tropical species and does best if kept warm year round. D. slackii is from South Africa where winters get cold, but in most cases without freezing temperatures. The just stop growing in winter. D. burmanii is an annual, but if you keep it very warm with a lot of light it will continue to grow. The only one that can withstand (a bit) frost from that list is D. capillaris x intermedia. Christian
  9. Hello, as every year, the german carnivorous plants society has created a calendar. The 2021 calendar can now be ordered! If you are inside of germany, you can use the following link to order your copies: https://www.carnivoren.org/bestellservice/kalender/ For orders outside of germany, please write an Email with your address and the numbers of copies you want ot order to Benedikt Schmitt at [email protected] The calendar will be 15€. The costs for shipping depend on the country and numbers of copies you order. In most cases it will be: Germany: 5,99€ for
  10. Hello, the calendar can now be ordered! If you are inside of germany, you can use the following link to order your copies:https://www.carnivoren.org/bestellservice/kalender/ For orders outside of germany, please write an Email with your address and the numbers of copies you want ot order to Benedikt Schmitt at [email protected] The calendar will be 15€. The costs for shipping depend on the country and numbers of copies you order. In most cases it will be: Germany: 5,99€ for one calendar, 7,99€ for two. outside of germany: 8€ for one calendar, 16€ for
  11. Hello, As in the years before, the german carnivorous plants society will produce a calendar also for 2020. You can see a preview in this post. The Calendar will be 44cm x 32cm. The price will be 15€ + shipping. There will be 225 copies printed. We will start to sell it in 1-2 weeks. We will announce this on Facebook as well as on some of the most known forums. Please let me know if you have any questions!
  12. Hello, thanks for the identification, Sean. I will update my pictures later :) Here is day 9 (of 19). After leaving the Cape Le Grand, our next stopp was planed to be Hopetoun in the eastern part of the Fitzgerald River NP. To go there we decided not take all the highway. Instead we wanted to take a smaller road for the last part of the drive to have the chance to see some carnivorous plants there. There are some lakes close to Esperance, that sometimes turn pink. This happens if the weather is right for a certain algae to grow. As this only happens very rarely, it was almo
  13. Hello, we spent the next day as well in the National Park looking for carnivorous plants and more. We basically found, what we have seen the day before. As there is nothing more to tell, here are just some pictures from that day. Regards, Christian
  14. Hello, we spend the next day in the Cape Le Grand, close to Esperance. The Cape Le Grand is known for some beuatiful beaches with white sand and turquoise water. But first, the carnivorous plants we found that day. I have seen Utricularia westonii at this place already in 2011. At that time, the plants have been close to flower. We were hoping to find them in flower this year. But, the season was much wetter and the plants have not yet been so far. U. westonii flowers, when the water level begins to go down in spring. This year was quite wet and almost all plants we found have still
  15. Hello, the next day is told fast. After the probably coldest night of our trip (about 0°C) we started this mornings south towards Esperance. Here is a picture of the cabins we spent that night in. We had no special plan for that day, other than to arrive in Esperance. n the way we stopped several times on smaller (Salt)Lakes, but could not find any carnivorous plants on the way. The Lakes have been quite interesting, though. At about twelve we arrived in Esperance and drove to the Tourist Information to find a place to sleep for the next days. As ther