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  1. Thanks for confirming the ID, Roman. Good also to know about the seed, that sounds hopeful. All the best! Regards, Christer
  2. Hi, I have been out of the loop when it comes to this genus, but I have what is supposed to be D. kaieteurensis. I have looked around at pics, and the ID seems to match. However, just to be sure I wanted to check here that I am correct. Also, does anyone know if it is self-fertile? Regards, Christer
  3. Thanks guys, it appears that you are right. I found some pics of O. sideana which look similar (if those plants are correctly identified that is). Considering its name, and that I found them in Side it is probable that I have a match. Many thanks for the help! Regards, Christer
  4. Hi, I took these pics few years ago in Turkey. I found these plants in Side on an field near the sea. I could rule out that it was an orchid while there, but then got into my head that it could be some kind of a parasitic plant. I have looked around before trying to find a match, but now when I came across these pics again, I finally decided to try to get some help.
  5. Looks like a N. burkei to me. Any differences from what you have seen on your other N. burkei? Regards, Christer
  6. That is one of the best burbidgeae I have seen! I must compliment you on how well you grow this species. Thanks for sharing these photos. Regards, Christer
  7. Hi, I have got N. adnata about to flower, so I might have some pollen soon. It usually doesn't produce a lot of it though on the few flowers. I also noticed an inflorescence is peaking out of the latest leaf on my N. boschiana. However, I don't know if I will let it flower though as there are no space in the tank to let the inflorescence develop correctly. Didn't work well last time. Regards, Christer
  8. Great looking grow space you have there, matches the beautiful plants. Would spend lots of time in there. The lowii, burbidgeae, and robcantleyi really stands out. Regards, Christer
  9. Very nice set-up, and plants. I actually purchased a Tr. orbicularis yesterday, and hopefully it will not take long for it to arrive, Regards, Christer
  10. Too bad to hear. Yes, it looks like their is some rafflesiana in it, possibly mirabilis as well. Especially if the leaves are a bit thin, and have a hint of fimbriate margins.
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    Hi, Just some pics of a few plants. N. boschiana (G. Sakoembang) first in flower for me. Spike hit the roof of the tank, so I removed the tank lid. It returned to normal, but the drier conditions made the pollen go black almost instantly. I wasn't going to use the pollen for anything, so no big loss there. Pitcher is from another specimen. N. rafflesiana (Kasongan), I have few siblings that have taller pitchers, but I like this more robust specimen, even if the colours are so-so. Next is upper pitchers from N. maxima (Luwuk). N. "thorelii" (Binh Châu Hot spring, cult. source: Medicine University). This pitcher is 11 cm, so I don't know if the shape will change much more. The alleged parents had pitchers that looked more globose, so I am not sure about this one. Pitcher lid of same pitcher. Anyone else get seed of this one from Mr. Son, and have pics to share? N. ("thorelii" x trusmadiensis) x veitchii - some sibling of this cross. N. veitchii (Bario), and N. ampullaria (Siding). Regards, Christer
  12. I can only echo what others said, that is a fantastic plant! Not only a great looking variety, but the way you have grown it is even more impressive. Regards, Christer
  13. Lovely specimen, congrat's on the flowering it! Going by the wrinkly sepals it looks like the closely related B. treschii. Regards, Christer
  14. Hi, I am no expert either, but neither look like this hybrid, IF the parent species are correct. I can't see that there should be this strong speckling in this cross, which can be seen in the first plant. N. truncata can definitely be seen in the second plant. Regards, Christert
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    Ophrys apifera

    Beautiful! This genus have some very fascinating flowers. Unfortunately, we only have one species growing wild here - O. insectifera. Regards, Christer
  16. Hi, I have been out looking for the Norna (Calypso bulbosa) here in Sweden. I believe the popular name in the UK is Fairy Slipper. From what I understand bumblebees are their pollinators, so the fly pictured here is just an opportunistic visitor. Regards, Christer
  17. Gareth, Any pics of your N. faizaliana? I got this one several years ago, and it turned out to be N. fusca "Sarawak". I am hoping he might have the real thing now. The only commercial source I have seen having N. faizaliana is Malesiana. It would have been nice with a source here in Europe. Regards, Christer
  18. Hi Bill, Yes, the tepuis would be nice too. Good you are not rushing into things. I don't know how turbulent it is in Dover (or any similar cliffs) when the wind hits it, but I guess it could be a problem when trying to fly there. Regards, Christer
  19. Nice film! Where next? Mulu NP, to take a closer look at Nepenthes campanulata in-situ. I guess getting permits to do it might not be easy though. Or the other difficult to see limestone cliff grower - N. northiana. Regards, Christer
  20. Stunning plants! It seems you are as talented growing orchids as nepenthes. I really like what I see of your growing area also, looks so tidy and stylish. Regards, Christer
  21. Not much to see, I am afraid. I will post pics when it gets some size. Regards, Christer
  22. Very nice! I have this one too, but not as big as yours though. If it will look anything like this when it gets bigger I will be very happy. Regards, Christer
  23. Thanks for the info Adam. Even if the look good already, I look forward to see what happens after you add the LEDs. Regards, Christer
  24. Yes, we like them. BTW, how big is that terrarium, and what kind of light do you use? Regards, Christer
  25. Great looking plant! Lovely flower, but the foliage looks nice and healthy too. I have got a soft spot for this group of masdies, and last year I acquired a specimen of the closely related M ayabacana. It still have some growing to do though. Regards, Christer