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  1. Dear Ceph Rob-san, Konnichiwa! Unlike Nepenthes, Cephalotus seeds are not protected by pod (6seeds /fl.) and may be contaminated with many dead pollen(s), bacteria or fungus. Fresh seed husks may protect the interior from those contamination. However I prefer to get rid of seed husks, but the purposes were just to improve TC work and germination (simultaneity). I have just started sowing seeds from July 16th (this year's harvest). Just a few days ago, Dr. Hasebe referred to a very interesting document. It's non gratis. Such as: Seed germination biology of the Alb
  2. Update: Utricularia longifolia “multi-flowered scape” Araponga, Minas Gerais state, Brazil The photos were taken on May 25th. There are seeds that are likely to germinate from now on, but they will not be able to be separated, so I would transplant them. In the first place I didn't count how many seeds I had sown, so it's not appropriate to mention germination rates. But to put it bluntly, I'm satisfied. There are still a lot of seeds because I just sown a part of the packet. Then I would like to pick up seeds that look decent appearance and examine the germination rate.
  3. Utricularia longifolia “multi-flowered scape” Araponga, Minas Gerais state, Brazil When Fernando-san was studying abroad at the University of Tokyo, he kindly gave me a lot of Brazilian cp seeds. The seeds are 20+ years old now. I sowed one of them on February 19, 2021. I confirmed the germination of a couple of seeds on April 20th. The photo was taken on April 25th. The final germination rate may not be very good. But I can see some other seeds that the insides of them have turned green colour, I expect them to germinate. I will post this progress here. Maybe I will sow other Utri
  4. Please see the Lowland form and Highland form of Pinguicula macroceras in the photos I posted. For over 40 years, I've been feeling a bit uncomfortable with these being called the same botanical name such as Pinguicula macroceras, but I don't know the terminology that points out what is taxonomically different. These two Pinguicula macroceras are conveniently called Highland form and Lowland form by hobbyists. The impression I get from the appearance of the Lowland form is similar to that of Pinguicula macroseras ssp. nortensis, but the way the flowers of the Highland form open is similar to t
  5. Pinguicula macroceras Highland form
  6. Pinguicula macroceras Lowland form
  7. There are no new photos. They are very old photos. Please be patient. After posting the photos, I will post my question. First of all, Pinguicula ramosa,
  8. Dr. Jan Schlauer’s description > How should I understand the cultivars definition of the ICPS? Cultivars are defined and governed by the ICNCP (International Code for Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants), not by the ICPS, and most of your questions are actually already answered in the Code that I recommend for reference: https://www.ishs.org/scripta-horticulturae/international-code-nomenclature-cultivated-plants-ninth-edition > Eventually, I will follow the international rules and the rules of the ICPS. Good. Both are the same.
  9. First of all, I apologize for about Drosera Kanto, Kansai. This was just a rumor and my misunderstanding. Confusing by this issue, I neglected the basic confirmation process. I should have checked with Jan-san in advance. I didn't do it because of for some reason. I apologize for this. Jan-san and Mr. Carlton pointed out the use of Latin names. I just tried to express how confusing I was. I have no intention other than that. I apologize for the improper use of the words. I still need time to understand ICNCP. Unlike you guys, I have to overcome the language barrier f
  10. I will post Dr. Jan Schlauer's description, so Please don't reply to the thread for a while. Usually, this kind of question is asked in private communication between Jan-san and me. For some reason I am self-regulating for the moment, so I asked the forums for answers. Thanks to Marcel-san, I received a kind email from Jan-san. After I understand this, I'll remove the private part and post Jan-san's description here on the forum. Unexpectedly, as a result, this will be useful to everyone in the forum. Please wait a few days.
  11. Dear jcz-san, Konnichiwa! The scope of the registration system of the Japanese government is more limited than that of the ICPS. If any other indistinguishable clone is found, the registration will be deregistered. It is not unique and has no basis for legal protection. Also, clones (cultivar) found in the wild are not covered. the ICPS cultivar Byblis'Goliath' https://legacy.carnivorousplants.org/cpn/Species/v38n1p12_22.html I raised the second generation of Goliath. Please go to: https://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?/topic/35926-byblis-t
  12. I just posted to the ICPS forum about what I feel about the ICPS cultivars definition, because I'm a caveman. Could anyone in this forum break this issue down for me? March 2021 CPN How should I understand the cultivars definition of the ICPS? Eventually, I will follow the international rules and the rules of the ICPS. Before that, I would like to share and confirm the unclear points with many people. I'm trying to understand the "cultivars" defined by the ICPS, but I'm a little confused. It seems like a mixture of "easy to understand" and "difficult to understand",
  13. At the moment no one wants to go to Japan, although I'm living as usual for now. If you are a healthy and brave young man/woman, you still might come to Japan. If you are not young or have any health problem(s), you have a high risk of seriousness. When you arrive in Japan, please install an application on your mobile phone. You will have access to information in various languages in times of disaster. Safety tips Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.rcsc.safetyTips.android iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/safety-tips/id858
  14. There appears to be some criticism from some press for Japan's response to the cruise ship. Such as: "The Japanese government can't cope with the problem." “The Japanese government is doing what it should not do." "The ship is a hot spot for virus transmission. The Japanese government is trying to have a pandemic." That's true, but possibly there is a misunderstanding. It may be reported daily that "dozens of infected people have been identified among passengers and crew." This does not necessarily mean that the infection spread after the ship arrived at Yokohama P
  15. Dear JMHoff-san, Konnichiwa! First of all, I would not be in the proper position to answer your question. I will share my personal thoughts with you. I do not attend the ICPS international conference. It is not related to the COVID-19. I never want the ICPS board members or the international conference officials to discuss something in this thread. So please post your question(s) to https://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?/topic/63013-icps-conference-2020/ or http://icps.proboards.com/thread/7611/icps-conference-2020 The following is
  16. Some videos are no longer watchable. So I have decided to replace them with alternatives (shorter ones). You can watch some episodes of Japanology plus on demand (free). Please go to the NHK world, if you are interested in. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/program/video/japanologyplus/?type=tvEpisode& After a while, I will post videos about food or souvenirs.
  17. Tourist attractions Temple Festivals Danjiri (for beginners), Kishiwada in Osaka Danjiri (Don't watch it if you have a heart problem.) Sanja, Asakusa in Tokyo Nebuta in Aomori Onbashira in Nagano Soma Noma Oi in Fukushima Traditional Japanese inn
  18. How the Samurai things started...(English sub) Reviews I don't know what they are talking.... For the French speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beWV9qeaRes For the Italian speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHWM7na_MmY For the Portuguese speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoEkEGNUhnc For the Spanish speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTkl_3y88z4
  19. heavy snow If you visit Japan in winter, please watch the video I posted before.
  20. You may often see such kind of Japanese packaging way at the stores. I know it is notorious as "overdo" or "a wasteful use of the packing material as resources", that was considered by many people and was severely criticized. A few of them might change their mind after watching the next video. You can turn on English sub.
  21. For some reason, "Izakaya" is popular with Western people nowadays. review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6NwG7kuNQ
  22. A few of you may be planning to come to Japan especially in 2020. The Olympic&Paralympic games or the ICPS conference, I don't know much about both. Anyway, whatever your purpose, probably you have extra time to stay in Japan other than the main purpose. I would post videos as many as I could. You might find tips of enjoying Japan. I would post 2 or 3 videos every few days or few weeks. Hopefully you may be able to find a couple of interesting stuff. I would choose videos mainly from Japanology series. All episodes are wholesome and informative. Although many of them have a sou
  23. These pseudo Japanese songs were composed by two Belgian guys. Whether good or bad, I didn't know this album in 1971. People say "weird, ridiculous, crazy, bizarre, odd, strange, gibberish..." Probably it was an experimental project. The screaming guy in the first track, I can catch the half of his talk. Musicians may be geniuses at language. 01. Yamasuki This song was played in an American movie that related to Fargo (movie). The related scenes: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (I don't watch this movie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yilhJXnTmts