Paulo Minatel

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About Paulo Minatel

  • Birthday 01/25/1988

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  1. Hi there! Last week I went to the Serra do Ibitipoca, in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. These highlands are home of four Drosera species (D. montana, D. tomentosa, D. communis, and the magnificent D. villosa) and also several species of Utricularia and some of Genlisea, which I couldn't found with flowers as it is the beginning of the winter down here and most species flowers during spring and summer. Some photos: Drosera communis Drosera montana Drosera villosa Drosera villosa and Utricularia reniformis Drosera tomentosa var. glabrata You can check all the photos here: http
  2. Fantastic photos and plants, Dieter! May I ask what is these red rocks you use as media? Is it laterite? The plants seem to appreciate it! They are splendid! All the Best,
  3. Hi Aymeric, The D. graminifolia "Nortensis" are the D. spiralis plants from the northern range of this species, around the towns of Grão Mogol to Itacambira. This paragraph of the paper deals with this "morphotype": All the best,
  4. Hi there, A new article on Brazilian Drosera taxonomy just got published: Gonella, P.M., Rivadavia, F. & Sano, P.T. (2012) Re-establishment of Drosera spiralis (Droseraceae), and a new circumscription of D. graminifolia. Phytotaxa 75: 43-57. http://www.mapress.c...p00075p057f.pdf Here the abstract of the paper: "Drosera graminifolia and D. spiralis have long been considered conspecific, but new morphological and ecological data support the recognition of these taxa as distinct species. Both species are here described and illustrated, including observations on ecology, habitat, and con
  5. Hi Dani, Beautiful plant you have there! But some features you showed are not that uncommon! D. spiralis quite often have small leaves along the scape (with stipules and everything), and the tentacles on the sepals is a common characteristic of this species (one of the several that distinguishes it from true D. graminifolia). Here some photos: BUT, fused leaves and lateral shoots are not that common! In our last trip to Minas Gerais we found lots of mutant plants, including some very nice ones with the sepals completely transformed into "normal" leaves! Here some photos by Adilson:
  6. Hi there! Here some new photos of this species taken by a botanist colleague from Brazil (incl. a plant with two open flowers at the same time): Worth checking out! All the Best,
  7. Adam & Peter, thanks for the comments! Indeed the landscape from Serra da Canastra is breathtaking! Such a lovely place! Dave - in fact we know of another population of this species distant about 25 km of this one that is growing on a "dripping moss-covered vertical sandstone wall". Unfortunately we have only photos of those plants. I hope I can go there soon to check if they are really G. nebulicola. All the Best,
  8. Hi guys, Thanks for the nice comments! :) Dani - yes! Fortunately my camera survived, even after taking that bath! Fernando - for sure! The Serra da Canastra is so close to home (ok, not that close, but much closer than several other CP habitats we had been to) and there's so much to explore. Hopefully I'll be there again soon! ;) Aymeric - that's a good question that we also did ourselves. At the time I was there, I've seen no insect close to the plants. In fact I think it would be impossible to an insect small enough to be the pollinator of this species to get close to those plants, sinc
  9. Hi Dani & Aymeric! Thanks for the comments! :) I really hope this species will become common in cultivation soon, since it's so rare in nature! All the Best,
  10. Hi there! I just posted photos of the fifth new species, Genlisea nebulicola, both in the habitat and in cultivation: - habitat - cultivation All the Best,
  11. Hello all, Some photos of this species in cultivation! It seems to be a very easy grower, flowering constantly. For habitat shots, please look at the “Carnivorous Plants in Habitat” forum! All the Best, Paulo
  12. So, before leaving the Serra da Canastra, some other beauties of that region: For photos of this plant in cultivation, please look at the “Carnivorous Plants in Cultivation” forum! ;) I hope you enjoyed it! All the Best, Paulo
  13. Hello all, As you must have seen in this fantastic report by Andreas - - five new Genlisea species from Brazil had just been described by Andreas Fleischmann, Fernando Rivadavia and myself. One of this new species is the rare Genlisea nebulicola, a small species endemic to the Serra da Canastra region in Minas Gerais State, SE Brazil. This species was first discovered by a friend of Fernando, and, before March of this year this species had been collected for herbarium only once by Fernando in 1999. As we had only that "old" material
  14. Hi Adam, Do you have any picture of what you call 'typical G. pygmaea'? I ask because there's a lot of confusion regarding the ID of G. pygmaea and closely related taxa - mostly new species that were misidentified as G. pygmaea in the past. It is possible that your plant is a closely related species from Brazil (not yet described) that shares several morphological characteristics with G. pygmaea, but is much more robust (that could explain the different genome sizes). What's the size of the flower? Best Regards, Paulo