Kevin Tonnerre

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  1. At the Cameron Highlands you should find N. ramispina, N. macfarnalei and N. sanguinea, id say also some hybrids. There are guided tours to Gunung Brinchang and yes its doable in one day. Genting Highlands should have the same set of plants, although far less accessible if you dont know the area.
  2. For the safety of the users of that road i suppose...
  3. Canon 6D and 24-70mm f4 L IS USM with macro function. Its a really great combo for in situ pictures, as i can geotag thanks to Canon 6Ds GPS, and the 24-70mm lens lets me get some overview shots at 24mm and some closeups with the macrofunction at 70mm. It is quite challenging though, as its near impossible not to block the light at such a close focusing distance. Looking forward to posting some great shots!
  4. Wow, fantastic setup! You changed it quite a bit, it now looks very inspired by Jürg Steigers famous Pinguicula wall. Good job.
  5. Hybrid guessing is never easy! What other pings does your friend grow? Then maybe we can narrow it down.
  6. Nice tender colouring, beautiful display of flowers.
  7. Pinguicula mariae is a truly stunning species. Many thanks for sharing. But i was asking myself, if they recieved a little bit too much heat? Because the corolla lobes of some plants seem a bit curled up (not by much though), or is this just due to natural variation? You have also seen the plants in situ, if i remember correctly? Can you enlighten me?
  8. What a dubious author...! Joking aside, good to know that P. grandiflora subsp. rosea also does hybrids with P. vulgaris like subsp. grandiflora, eventhough it was to be assumed. Would be interesting to find some hybrids of the pallida form too and how they look like. Also glad you took into consideration the fertility or in this case sterility of the hybrid. Thanks for sharing!
  9. The hybrid-theory has yet to be proven via DNA analysis and artificial crossings. I am still not entirely convinced, since P. apuana doesnt look exactly like a crossing of these two parent specimens, in my opinion. Yet, i am open to this thesis and i hope we will find an answer in near future. The high variability of P. apuana is quite impressive, tough. I hope i can get some seed of this clone and will see how the next generation looks like, with maybe some more "typical" ones.
  10. This might or might not be Pinguicula apuana ;)
  11. the pictures are breathtaking! i love the amount of detail in that pinguicula leave, its so sharp you even can see the sessile glands. very well done, thanks for your patience!
  12. No, i dont have it. Interesting, i have a location data of P. mariae pretty close to P. christinae. But it looks like ill have to double check my mailbox to verify if i made any mistakes when writing down the locations (or maybe the person that told me made a mistake). And by the way, very interesting to know, that there are also some groups of white flowered P. christinae!
  13. Thanks for the update, Fernando!
  14. So, the third butterwort of the Appenine Mountains (after P. mariae and P. apuana) has been described. Does anybody speak italian well enough to enlighten me on some ongoing discussions? ;-) Id like some more information on this species, for example if it was even considered to be a hybrid of P. mariae and P. apuana before making it a new specimen. And while i do have quite accurate location information, how widespread is it actually? Whats the chromosome count? Funny how south of the alps is where speciatian in the genus seems most probable, but northwards, not much going on, at least on the section Pinguicula. But of course theres still much to discover in east europe and asia and judging from a few pics i have seen, one might also have a closer look at western USA/Canada.
  15. Okay, maybe i should rephrase: Does anybody grow U. monanthos from Hartz Mountain? I just want to know if all the plants circulating as U. monanthos from Hartz mountain are in fact dichotoma.
  16. I know, the dichotoma-complex is quite confusing and there might as well be more than just dichotoma, monanthos and novae-zelanidae, but one could also clump them together as one species. Anyways, i recieved this plant as Utricularia monanthos from Hartz mountain. I think this particular plant is also more or less common in cultivation and i wanted to ask you if your plant also looks like this. Because from what i know, U. monanthos actually makes rather small flower scapes, this one is 16cm high though. Did the grower, apart from giving me some "nice" cleistogamous U. subulata also mixed up the plants, or did this plant get a wrong labeling when it was collected? Any opinions?
  17. Nice pictures. Drosera x obovata seems to be more common in the north? Might just be my impression, though.
  18. I think if youd want to expect it to be the small D.anglica form,the substrate should be alkaline,and apart from being small they also bear single flowered stalks. But in the beginning of the growing season they just look small but their leaves kind of stretch throughout the season. And Aymeric,of course there are U.minor in north America.
  19. You can already see the swiss populations in my thread here. I also thought it was rather odd that one location has reddish plants, considering the fact that in the temperate zones these plants reproduce almost asexually, and they originate from the same population in germany. Id also like to state that in my opinion its very imperative not to give such exact location information.
  20. Out of curiosity, why did you come to the conclusion, that this is G. pallida? The rosettes bear resemblence to other Genlisea, G. margaretae for example. I understand, that there is still much work to do to fully get a grasp on the distribution of the african species (and their more than likely natural hybrids), and maybe the plants that allegedly only occur on iron-rich soils might be found growing on other surfaces etc. Is that a confirmed G. pallida sight or "just" a guess?
  21. Wow, not many reports from such a region, thank you very much
  22. I really envy you for your fieldtrips, Carlos! Must be a lot of fun