Thomas G

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    Ulm / Germany
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    Nepenthes, Sarracenia, Utricularia, Orchids

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  1. Today a new paper with 2 new species descriptions was published. It contains also an emended description of N. ramos based on field data and the synonymization of N. kurata with N. ramos. Follow this link to download the manuscript: Best Thomas.
  2. Hello, please find here some pics from the new N. viridis: The species was published in the journal of the German carnivorous plant society: Nepenthes viridis, eine neue Nepenthes- Art von der Insel Dinagat, Philippinen. Micheler, Gronem., Wistuba, Marwinski, W.Suarez & V.B.Amoroso, spec.nov. Das Taublatt 2013, 76:2 Cheers Thomas.
  3. Here a link to another species; a true highlander.
  4. Hello, Andreas Wistuba, Marius Micheler, Tobias Gieray, Davis Marwinski and myself just returned from a field trip to Mindanao and Dinagat. We are proud to announce the discovery of five putative new species! Please follow this link to see pictures of three of the species: These are all from the N.alata family. Spec.1 is wiedespread and many plants from this species were confused with N.copelandii. Cheers Thomas.
  5. Hello, puh; that may be a loooong list. Have you ever thought of some orchids? Many small epiphytic species can be mounted on bark and decorate the walls of the terrarium/greenhouse. If you run a greenhouse and are open also for plants from South America I suggest definitely to look for orchids from the genus Dracula. They make spectacular flowers and can be easily grown in baskets that hung under the tables. They don't need much light ... Otherwise ant ferns (lecanopteris) and ant tubers (hydnophytum and myrmecodia) grow along with nepenthes too. There are for sure also some highland varieties ... Cheers Thomas.
  6. Hello, the names of the two new species are now visible on Stewarts website: Spec C is N.ceciliae (named in memoriam of Cecile Bertand Amoroso, the wife of our Co-Author Voctor Amorose from Central Mindanao University) Spec P is N.pulchra for obvious reasons :-) Please also refer to this link: Cheers Thomas. PS Seed of both species germinated in vitro!
  7. Hello, I suppose that most N.peltata seedlings that are around originate from me. At least for the plants that I have sold/swapped and for the seedlings Wistuba had I am pretty sure that all of them are the real thing as no other species around had seed, was in flower or had recently flowered. The other species on Mt.Hamiguitan seem to flower seasonally whereas N.peltata flowers obviously all year round. N.peltata does not have these peltate tendril attachments when young! My plants start to develop that feature and they are >10cm in diameter. The suspective hybrids are most likely a backcross (peltata x mindanaoensis) x peltata. But from these only a few have been distributed. Hope these infos help. Cheers Thomas.
  8. Yep. I just don't have enough seeds to spare them via the forum. Propagation first :-) Cheers Thomas.
  9. Hello, 2 weeks ago, David Marwinski, Marius Micheler and myself discovered 2 new pitcher plant species on the Philippines. Spec "C" shares similarities with N.copelandii, but is much smaller and has several distinct morphological features. Spec "P" has a similar pitcher morphology than N.petiolata but has strongly decurrent leaf attachments and is bigger than N.petiolata. Please click here to see pictures: The descriptions will be published in Stewarts new book that is about to be released by the end of this year. Cheers Thomas PS No seeds available!!
  10. Hello, the last photo shown above is a habitate photo of N.surigaoensis taken by me. Louis, please indicate the origin of photos if you publish them without asking for permission! Concerning the cultivated plants: Well done !! Cheers Thomas.
  11. Hello, I am happy to host again the general assembly of the German Carnivorous Plants Society (GFP). It will be held the 26th of June in the botanical garden of the University of Ulm. The GFP assembly will take place in the morning; followed by a lecture program. The sales exhibition will start in the early afternoon. Please follow this link for details: Greetings Thomas.
  12. Jeremiah, the hybird you show here is indeed a facinating plant. It must already be several years old. What I wonder is where the parent plant and respectively the pollen originates from. N.peltata was recognized as a species only recently (before it was confused with N.mira) and was formally described in 2008 based on a cultured plant obviously taken from the wild. The species has entered cultivation only last year. Do the pollen of your hybrid originate from the typus plant in Japan ? Concerning the natural hybrid: The parentage of that hybrid is suspicious. The seed was collected from a probable (!) peltata x mindanaoensis hybrid which was again only probably backcrossed with peltata. Please label it only "complex natural hybrid". The colour of the foligae from N.peltata is relatively variable. I cultiate a few seed grown plants; one is entirely red, some are more or less green and one or two have this blueish green touch that Louis is talking about. Cheers Thomas.
  13. The new species will be named "Nepethes hamiguitanensis"; the description (i.e. Stewart's book) is more or less in press. Hopefully, the description will be presented together with some plants at the ICPS. I would like to thank all co-authors for their contribution: Andreas Wistuba, Stewart McPherson, Volker Heinrich, Francois Mey and Victor Amoroso. Furthermore, I thank Andreas Fleischmann for critically reading the manuscript.
  14. Hi, sorry for the late reply. Of course no seed grown plant has flowered in culture yet. BUT: - we found several seedling plants of that species at the type locality - we found additionally other plants in different stages of development, all bearing already upper pitchers - a seedling plant in culture (from seed collected in 2007) is for sure from that species Taken these findings together we can be pretty sure that the species is reproducing happily. Cheers Thomas.
  15. @christerb I have my attenboroughiis in dead long fiber sphagnum with some perlite and osmocote feterilizer. They grow slow but steady! @Louis: Bien fait! Bonne culture! Greetings Thomas.