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    Carnivorous plants near Nieuwoudtville

    Hi,

    after having a great day around the Gifberg we traveled back South to Tulbagh. On this way we wanted to take the opportunity to take a look on a location close to Nieuwoudtville we discovered in 2009.

    The day was almost as nice as the day before on Gifberg! So, we were full of hope to see some nice plants and maybe some open flowers of the Drosera cistiflora, that grow there. Besides D. cistiflora, there are also some nice, large U. bisquamata at this location. But, the most interesting plant there is a small rosette forming plant. This plant seems to be somewhere between Drosera afra and Drosera alba. But, first take a look on the somehow strange D. cistiflora, that are growing there:













    Another interesting thing is, that the pollinators there are small blue beetles:


    (i have seen them in the flower too, but did not take a picture)

    The form of Utricularia bisquamata, that is growing there is one of the largest i have so far seen. The color is as well different to what i know from cultivation.









    The actual reason why we wanted to go there by all means is the strange rosette forming plants. They seem to be somewhere between Drosera alba and Drosera afra. As this might be a new taxa, we are refering to this one as Drosera sp. Nieuwoudtville.











    I don't think i need to mention, that the other plants there are very interesting too.









    We decided to take the route to Ceres as this looked like the nicest option. On this way we stoped on a place where we found some nice white flowered Drosera cistiflora.





    Finally we reached Tulbagh early afternoon. On our terrace we had the chance to see that little creature:





    Another nice and successfull day! We just had to finish it with the one or the other wine

    Christian

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    Hi,

    thanks, Favian!

    Christian

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    Whoa! That hairy little beetle is very pretty! Wonderful photography and thanks for sharing with us!
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