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The best part about winter is.....(Part 2)


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Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the collection of a friend. I'm quite confident in saying that he has one of the most extensive and beautiful collections of tuberous Drosera in the world. If a species of tuberous Drosera exists, he has it (plus a few others that are yet to be described). As with my plants, the rosetted species were at their best, the climbing ones also approaching maturity, but the erect species only just beginning to grow upright.

Photos were taken late in the afternoon on a very sunny day. Consequently, many did not turn out as well as I would have liked. For perspective, all of the following plants are grown in huge 8 inch pots. Anyway, here they are-

Drosera aff. bulbosa-

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Drosera aff. rosulata-

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The very rare Drosera browniana-

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Drosera erythrorhiza ssp. magna-

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Drosera tubaestylus-

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Drosera prostratoscaposa-

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Drosera bulbosa ssp. major-

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Drosera macrophylla ssp. macrophylla-

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Drosera macrophylla ssp. monantha (with seedlings)-

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The regular Drosera lowriei-

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The giant form of Drosera lowriei-

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Some climbing species.

Drosera modesta. There would have to be several hundred tubers in this pot-

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Drosera aff. pallida-

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A form of Drosera macrantha ssp. macrantha-

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And finally a single shot of a tiny portion of the collection-

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