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  • Birthday 11/05/1968

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  1. The urn-shaped corolla of this weird stapeliad from Somalia lures small insects inside for pollination.
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  3. Thank you Carlos! I have no idea if it is already in cultivation, I just took the pictures!!
  4. Thank you Carlos and Fernando Grass was very high at that locality, and I could only see the tiny Utricularia fowers after the larger and more showy Drosera madagascariensis called my attention !!
  5. I am very happy you all liked them, I can say that it was a great experience!! @ Tuuagso/Claudio: I was there on holidays, for the third time to Madagascar, and this time I wanted to visit to the South-East coast. Plants were in flower as you can see, so no seeds. Andreas! It was great, not dangerous at all, as I just said, it is the third time I go there.. and I have been travelling to Yemen, Ethiopia, Somalia.. no, no danger at all in Madagascar lol @ James: I was thinking about U. arenaria with some doubts, but I am not into small Utrics really.. @Johndw: Thank you! So you too you th
  6. Thank you for all your nice comments, I am glad you liked them! Maybe somebody can tell if the small Drosera growing with the Nepenthes (photo #6) could be D. burkeana? And the Utricularia? Maybe somebody can help in the identification.. Giuseppe
  7. Hello! During my last trip to Madagascar, a couple of months ago, I had the chance to see a few large populations of Nepenthes madagascariensis, in dryish areas, on sand and close to a river. This images are from the first population. The soil seemed really dry, but water could be found a few cm below the surface. Female flowers ... and male flowers A small Drosera was also growing there A huge specimen of N. madagascariensis growing on sand, a few km after And another, "greener" population growing along a small river with plenty of water Drosera madagascariensis on th
  8. Thank you Siggi, very clear explaination!
  9. Thank you! Very interesting article..! I add a couple of picture of fruits and flowers
  10. During my last trip to Madagascar I came across to a beautiful Passiflora (surely introduced) whose flowers and fruits were surrounded by sticky bracts. I identified it as Passiflora foetida, and found that it is considered a protocarnivorous plant. Anybody knows more about it and its "digestive" capacity? Giuseppe
  11. My large plant of Utricularia humboldtii finally flowered after 2 years! I could self-pollinate it and got a couple of capsules, so I wanted to try the experience of seeing the small octopus-like seedlings coming out of the seed coat only after a few hours in water. Enjoy the pictures! Here below a photo of the flower a few seeds after 1 hour in water, after 5 hours, and on sphagnum 2 days after
  12. Great work!! I have just shown the pic to my cat so he knows what can happen to him if he gets too close....!!! Giuseppe
  13. Hi Xavier, have easily germinated several species of Adansonia through the years: just file the very hard coat on one side (opposite to the hilum) until you start seeing the whitish embryo, then sow them in a sandy mix. It is better watering with some fungicide after sowing, to avoid them rot. In a couple of days you should see the seed swelling and the big seedling leaves bursting out! Good luck! Regards Giuseppe
  14. Wonderful pics Andreas!.. and plants!!!! :thumleft:
  15. a case of reincarnation?? Giuseppe