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Drosera peltata (?) in Cambodia

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Hello! :D

I'm glad to present some Drosera pictures for all the dewy loving members of this board.

I've found a plant which seems to be Drosera peltata in highland sandy bogs.

I found many amazing plants during my trip in Cambodia but i think that little Drosera colony will stay as one of my dearest botanical memory. Some were literally growing on the rocks!

I think everybody will appreciate the last picture :wink: !

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Friendly,

François.

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I love that D. (pelata ssp.) auricula red form. I'm growing one from seed, but it's such a painfully slow grower and is merely one mm 'tall'. lol

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Hi Francois

Fantastic pics and yes, that last one is something special, what Nep. species is it?

Have you collected any seed of the Drosera?

More pictures soon?

Andy

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I love that D. (pelata ssp.) auricula red form. I'm growing one from seed, but it's such a painfully slow grower and is merely one mm 'tall'. lol

Dont worry, they will start growing faster soon enough, mine was so small you could barley see it when it sprouted and now six monthes later it is about 5 cm tall!

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Hello :D .

Thanks for the kind words An D. I was lucky that Cambodia is almost unexplored.

More info on this cambodian Nepenthes:

http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=187564#187564

No, i did not collect any Drosera seeds but i will return to the locations in the near future. Besides, my father lives in Cambodia. Maybe, i can convince him to do the treat! :lol:

Friendly,

François.

PS: I've got some Utricularia shots comin' :D

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Hi François,

Wonderful photos- thanks for sharing. That Drosera is a beautiful form. It is interesting that it is growing with a Nepenthes. Either the Nep must be adapted to the dry dormancy favoured by tuberous sundews, or the Drosera must cope with very wet conditions all year around.

Cheers,

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Amazing habitat!

Is this the first recorded instance of Nepenthes growing alongside Drosera?

Never seen this before! 8)

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Amazing habitat!

Is this the first recorded instance of Nepenthes growing alongside Drosera?

Never seen this before! 8)

It's not the first record but it's rarely seen.

I think this Nepenthes has a dry dormancy just like Nepenthes 'Viking' and Nepenthes smilesii.

I will return at the location at the dry period next time.

Friendly,

François.

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Wow! Nice red D. peltata! :)

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Hello,

I' ve just returned to Phnom Bokor about a week ago. I' m sad to announce that the two populations of Drosera peltata I have observed in 2007 have been wiped out by the building of a new road leading to a future touristic resort (gulf, Casino...).

Hopefully, that sundew grows somewhere else in Bokor National Park.

Francois.

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That's very bad news.....typical for our times..

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