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Hi all,

here are some pics from my personal collection and from backstage at the Botanical Garden in Ghent (Belgium)

All pics are free from copyright and can be used for personal & commercial use.

Drosera scorpioides

A small thriving forest in a sarracenia seedling container

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Drosera pygmea

Growing among crystals of calcium :shock:

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Nepenthes x "Hortulanus Otten"

As far as I know this is the first pic on the net from this beautifull hybrid.

It was created in the Botanical Garden in Leiden and named after

Karel Otten, the former hortulanus of the Ghent Botanical Garden. The

plant and it's name was revealed at the IEECP at Leiden two years ago

and has bicalcarata (and I think veitchii) blood running through it's veins.

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Nepenthes truncata

descent size specimen

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Nepenthes x mixta

Duh

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Nepenthes x tsujimota

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Nepenthes x coccinea

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Nepenthes [ [ x mixta ] x maxima ]

Stunning backcross, upper pitcher. The area between the ribs has

a nice creamy-white colour.

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Nepenthes x Mizuho Kondo

Easily confused with a regular rafflesiana, this cv (often referred to as

var alata) has ribs extending along the tendril. This little shoot doesn't

show the feature clearly yet, so you'll have to take my word for it.

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Nepenthes x Mizuho Kondo

Ditto plant, showing the somewhat larger than normal ribs.

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Nepenthes alata

Tha weed.

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Nepenthes ...

forgot this one's name

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Fred

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Guest Aidan

I'm not a big Nepenthes grower as you know, but a Nepenthes ((x mixta) x maxima) "fell off the back of a truck" into my waiting hands last week. There's not a pitcher on it at the moment, but hopefully the plant will turn out something like the one in your photo above!

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I'm not a big Nepenthes grower as you know, but a Nepenthes ((x mixta) x maxima) "fell off the back of a truck" into my waiting hands last week. There's not a pitcher on it at the moment, but hopefully the plant will turn out something like the one in your photo above!

You lucky, lucky ...

Backcrosses have a certain variability, but one thing you can bet your

money on is that with this amount of maxima in it's parentage it'll

have a very colourfull barcode on the peristome and a similar shape

as shown above.

The lower pitchers will normally resemble a mixta with an evenly red

peristome.

Growing conditions: Lowland, the plant in question is grown in a mixture

of rough bark and coco-fiber and this upper pitcher has been formed a

while after the greenhouse glass has been chalked, so I wouldn't worry

much about lighting.

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Fantastic pictures Fred. Id LOVE to come and see them in the flesh.

Sooooooooo Aidan has been bitten by the nep bug :shock::oops:

Bobble

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Sooooooooo Aidan has been bitten by the nep bug :shock::oops:

I wouldn't get too excited, the plant increases my Nepenthes collection by 100%. The first was purchased twenty plus years ago and this one was given to me. So, give me another twenty years and the collection may increase by a further 50%! :mrgreen:

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Is it just my strange imagination or poor eye-sight, or does the Nepenthes [ [ x mixta ] x maxima ] look like a praying choir-boy?!

Fantastic photos!!! :shock:

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Is it just my strange imagination or poor eye-sight, or does the Nepenthes [ [ x mixta ] x maxima ] look like a praying choir-boy?!

Fantastic photos!!! :D

Andy, do you often get visions of innocent young boys when you water your plants ? :shock:

I was wondering what your imagination makes of this orchid:

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Fred :oops:

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I don't know what you're trying to say about me Fred? :P

Nice Orchid. Looks like an excited flamingo!

Oooh! I wonder what a psychologist would think of me!!!!!!! :lol:

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Looks like somthing from Finger-Bobs to me :shock: Anyone remember that???

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Hi Fred

Great photos.Love the Mixta x Maxima upper pitcher photo as i have the same clone but its only got to the intermediate pitchering state at the moment.

Bye for now Julian

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That orchid flower was in the film Labyrinth as one of the Fureys, either that or it bears a striking resemblance to one of the muppets

Bobble

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Guest Guenter Seiter

Hi Frederick,

Nepenthes x "Hortulanus Otten"

As far as I know this is the first pic on the net from this beautifull hybrid.

It was created in the Botanical Garden in Leiden and named after

Karel Otten, the former hortulanus of the Ghent Botanical Garden. The

plant and it's name was revealed at the IEECP at Leiden two years ago

and has bicalcarata (and I think veitchii) blood running through it's veins.

in the March issue of the CP Newsletter was an article about this hybrid. The parents of this plant are: N.bicalcarata x hirsuta

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In the March issue of the CP Newsletter was an article about this hybrid. The parents of this plant are: N.bicalcarata x hirsuta

Thanks Guenter !

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