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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: 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: 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 bestellser[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: 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
  16. Hello, the next day we wanted to drive from Hyden to Norseman. As we have been told, that this road might be not in the best conditions we started very early, especieally as we wanted to check out another granite rock outcrop, a bit north of Hyden before leaving to Norseman. We arrived at this granite rock outcrop a bit later. We have been there 2011 and so we knew, that there is a quite large population of D. rupicola. Unfortunately we did not have too much time to check the whole rock, so we just looked around at the base of it. There we could find some D. rupicola
  17. Hello, we left the hotel early and had breakfast in a local bakery. There we got the tip to check out a larger granite rock outcrop close to Pingelly. As it is always worth to follow hints of locals we drove there. The way was a good gravel road. Roads like that are very common in that area. When we arrived at the granite outcrop it took only a few minutes until we found the first plants. One of the most prominent plants there were U. multifida. On this location we could find one of the rarer white flowered forms of this species. There have also b
  18. Hello, in the afternoon we wanted to drive to Brookton to stay in the local caravan park for that night. On the way we wanted to see some locations along the Brookton Highway. We made several stops where we found the following plants D. menziesii, rosulata and glanduligera have not been new. We found them on several different places. Auf dieser Strecke hatten wir eigentlich die Hoffnung schöne Drosera gigantea zu finden. 2011 hatten wir dort einige sehr schöne Stellen mit dieser Art gesehen. Dieses Jahr waren sie leider noch nicht so weit: We were hoping to
  19. Hello, on the morning of the next day we drove from Gingin via Bindoon to look around in the area of Chittering. We only stopped in Bindoo to buy some food and drinks and did not look for D. bindoon which is named after that small town. We first stopped to look for carnivorous plants close to Chittering. There we found a small granite rock outcrop which looked promising. The first Drosera we found was Drosera collina. To me it always is fascinating to see the variant of a plant of group in the habitat. They all were different. Besides Dro
  20. Hallo, here are some more pictures from that day. We actually drove to that area in hope to find Byblis lamellata on a known location for that species. Unfortunately we have not been able to find them At least we could find some very nice Drosera, so it was worth going there anyway. The place was almost pure white sand. It was not too easy to take good picture, i hope you like what i was able to take :) At this place, there have been two variants of D. thysanosepala, one with white flowers and the other with more pinkish flowers. The next species w
  21. Martin, yes, our first trip to Western Australia is really 7 years ago. Time is really running fast, so it was time to go there again! In the afternoon we drove further east and stopped at a place, that had as least as many cps as the place before. Here, we also found D. magna and D. prophylla There were also some nice D. porrecta growing. At this location, D. thysanosepala had white flowers. For us, the hihlight of this location were two orange flowered Drosera, D. barbigera and D.
  22. Hello, we spent the next day northwest of Cervantes. The area is full of carnivorous plants and we found many of them. The pictures i show here are all just from the morning before noon. We started the day at Lake Thetis. Lake Thetis is know for one of the few remaining living Stromatolites that still exist on earth. Another thing you should look at when you are in this area. The lake is quite flat and very salty. There are no carnivorous plants directly at the lake. In the surrounding vegetation you can find some D. macrantha. I have only taken bad pict
  23. Hello, last September i have been together with some friends on a cp trip in Western Australia. We found by far more many carnivorous plants, orchids and other stuff than we could imagine. I am still sorting my pictures and will post them here, whenever i have some ready. I have already posted some in the german forum, so please forgive me in case you have already seen some of them. We spent the first day nort of Perth on our way to Cervantes. The first location was a lake, still in Perth. There we foud the following plants. Drosera erythorhiza is probaby the most
  24. Hello, registration will close next tuesday, June, 23rd at 11.59pm. After that date we cannot accept any registrations. Please register, if you still haven't and would like to come. Regards, Christian
  25. Hello, those of you, who have already paied should have received a mail with an entry card for the botnical garden. Please check your Spam folders as well, it might have landed there. If you did not receive anything, please contact us at [email protected] I would like to ask those of you who have not yet paied to send the paiement as soon as possible. If you are unsure about registering, please have the following deadlines in mind: Conference Dinner on Saturday: 10.06.2018 Plants Sale: 15.06.2018 Excursion: still about 7 places left Regards, Christian