Alexander Nijman

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Alexander Nijman last won the day on April 24 2011

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  1. Very good habitat pictures! Also nice to see a kind of Lilium and the yellow Narthecium. We have a related Narthecium here, N. ossifragum. Also found in seepage habitats and bogs. And D. rotundifolia with D. anglica. And Darmera peltata grows there also, a gardenplant downhere. Alexander
  2. Very nice pictures and rich Central European flora there! Also that place with Aldrovanda is very nice. It seems to be a pit for exevating sand. Alexander
  3. Very nice. What kind of Utricularia is that? I saw yesterday also plenty Drosera rotundifolia at a couple of places near Bussum in The Netherlands. Drosera rotundifolia is the most common CP here. In my town is also a population. When you get poor acid humid/wet peat or sand they can colonize it in not time. I did see that yeasterday in a naturereserve where they had restored the habitat by removing the top layer of nutriend rich soil. It was a former meadow, now lots of intersting plants growing there among several rare ones like Pilularia globulifera, wich is much rarer then D. rotundifolia. And there is also a bit of seepage in that area wich is always a good sign for special vegetation. Alexander
  4. Very strange those Dionaeas far from there homeland! And the habitat in the Carolinas is very differend from that English bog. Last year I saw them at 2 places in the wild there. That they have not removed them allready from that bog. Especially as there is also growing the rare Drosera anglica, well in my country its rare. And that the VFTs have survived the cold recent winters. They are not that coldhardy is my experience. Alexander
  5. Nice habitat with a good population of Drosera anglica. And D. rotundifolia. Drosera anglica is very rare in The Netherlands, only one place left here. But Drosera rotundifolia is quiet common here fortunately. Alexander Nice habitat with a good population of Drosera anglica. And D. rotundifolia. Drosera anglica is very rare in The Netherlands, only one place left here. But Drosera rotundifolia is quiet common here fortunately. Alexander
  6. I saw yesterday in an area north of Utrecht plenty Drosera rotundifolia. Its pretty common here where you get the right sort of habitat. Even in near my town is a population of it. Alexander
  7. I had found the name atrapamoscas also for Drosophyllum on the internet. But its not uncommon that one common name is used for several (carnivorous) plants. Only with the scientific name you get the real species you are searching. But not all people know those names. Alexander
  8. And the Spanish name for Drosophyllum is atrapamoscas. Near Ronda should be a good population to be seen in the Valle del Genal. Alexander
  9. Great pictures! Gives a very good idear of the habitat! And a very nice part of Europe I still have to visit. Springtime is the best time there. Lots of other nice wildflowers there as well! Finding those plants in the wild should not be that difficuld. When you get the placename of a nearby village, the type of vegetation and geology, and Google Earth you can find them without any doubt. Well I had it with another plant, Trachycarpus takil in India. I had never been to that area before but went to the are in April, 2010. Before arriving in the nearby town Munsyari I saw allready 2 specemims along the road. And the next day I asked a local guy and showed him some pictures. He know exactly where there where many. Well this was in a much more remote area and only very few Westerners have seen this palm in the wild! So you are in a nearby village and just ask the locals and show some pictures. Drosophyllum was, and maybe still is used to catch flies. Just a local sort of flypaper. And when you speak a bit of Portugese that would make it even easier. For a start look here, including the local name pinheiro-baboso or erva-pinheira-orvalhada. Local names are always usefull when asking the locals... Alexander
  10. Well I did all that but I had only the temperate Aldrovanda forms from Europe. Maybe the gropical ones are easier as they grow all year round. And an indoor aquarium is much more controlable then an outside container where you get variations in temperature over the year. Alexander
  11. I had them here a couple of years ago growing outside. Well they are not easy to grow. And for some mysterious reeason the turions did never survive the winter. I had the red and green European ones. Alexander
  12. Very interesting that new Utricularia with that unique flooting balloon! And that they could be vegeterian inm some way by digesting algae. Alexander
  13. The new king??? He is just sitting there and costs a lot of money... Well politics here is crap anyway. Alexander
  14. Rafflesia arnolidii from Sumatra is the largest flower. A. titanum, also from Sumatra, has a large inflorescence but inside are lots of small flowers. Its bassically the same design as a Zanthedischia, Arisaema or Arum maculatum inflorescence Alexander
  15. Well lots of carnivorous plants in the wild grow on sand, sandstone, sandy loam or granit. More then on pure peat! Usely in an area you look at the geology and you may get an idear whats on the local menue. Alexander