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    Hello guys,

    Me and Anthro went to the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden (Netherlands) today to visit the carnivorous plants collection, which turned out to be only worth visiting for the Nepenthes genus (our intention anyway) because the Sarracenia / Drosera (the size of pygmies even though they werenít) and others were very standard.

    But they have quite a large amount of Nepenthes in their greenhouses. Although I must say we expected a bit more of the collection. (Some people saying itís the best one in Europe, etc...)
    Mainly because most of the Neps werenít that big as we had hoped, with one exception though: a huuuge Northiana in the non-public part (which we snuck in anyways [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]).

    We had a great time and took 23 photos for you to enjoy so sit back and relax.

    (If an image is not loading try right-clicking on it and select ďView/Show ImageĒ. And if the bandwidth is gone for an hour then you can try the album on Webshots: http://community.webshots.com/album/200809255ZkBwND )


    Starting with the small Northiana which stood in the public area:
    In our opinion the prettiest pitcher of the smaller ones.



    The small and subtle Albomarginata with its distinctive white collar:



    Ampullaria:
    While viewing this lovely plant it didnít took Anthro long to make up his mind whether he will or will not add this plant to his future lowland terrarium.



    Whoever said that Bicalcarata was the most vicious carnivorous plant in existence wasnít referring to this fangless sissy: [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]



    Two pictures of beautiful lower pitchers of an Eymae. Too bad no wineglass shaped upper pitchers though.




    We never heard of a Faizaliana before. But it looks great.



    Nothing special but looking good nonetheless
    Fusca:



    They had a lot of these little fellaís: Macfarlanei



    This pretty big Merrilliana was quite happy with all the ants on itís peristome getting drunk just waiting to plunge into the abyss (with a little evil help of Anthro >;-D ).
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/phyrex/phyrex.gif[/img]

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    Hi
    Just had a browse at them on cpuk and i must say that they still look fantastic [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Bye for now julian

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    As promised 4 pictures of the huge Northiana. It had like 5 of these enormous monsters which were aprox 35 cm in length. It almost gave Anthro a heart-attack. ^_^
    Wow... Just wow...

    With flash:



    With flash:



    Canít say I adore this Pilosa but if it was v. ugly we wouldnít have photographed it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]



    Rafflesianas! And loads of them! Quite a lot of different types too.
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/anthro/General/anthrosig.gif[/img]

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    Two little brothers with another wannabe pitcher leaf crying out for attention:



    Reinwardtiana...



    Interesting pitcher shape.
    Sanguinea



    The bottom of the lid of this Stenophylla looks marvelous. (Not really seen on the photo though)



    Cool hybrid, Truncata x Ventricosa.
    And one of the biggest pitchers around.



    A Veitchii without a peristome is like a Hamata without teeth. Luckily it isnít without:



    Last but certainly not least, one of the cutest pitchers we had seen:
    Vogelii! Although small it can match the beauty of the Northiana.



    We sure did enjoy visiting the Hortus Botanicus, we hope you also liked the little virtual trip.

    Anthro & Phyrex.
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    Anthro and Phyrex, those are stunning photos! What a truly amazing collection...

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    Oh man! Great pics of gerat plants! That bicalc is a hybrid, you can tell with the mottling and the hairs on the tendril, since pure N. bicalcaratas are glaborous all around.
    You lucky fellas!! Now that's eye candy in the form of Neps for ya! Thanks for sharing!!

    Amori

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    OMG that nothiana is just the thing I needed to see to cheer me up right now
    https://www.instagram.com/hull.jess/ (I post pics of my plants there)

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    Well, thanks for sharing those wonderful pics. I especially like those humongous northiana pitchers...oh what the hell, maybe I should just hop in my car and take the 10+ hour drive there to see them myself! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Happy Growing!

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