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    P. "Fraser's Beauty" along with another...

    P. "Fraser's Beauty" along with another unregistered cultivar P. "Fraser's Red Leaf" are two clones produced by Fraser Lamont from South Africa (RSA). Being unregistered, their names are often...
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    Please don't link directly to my photographs or use any of my photographs without permission and without acknowledging me as the photographer.

    You are not just breaking Forum and Copyright rules,...
  3. Thread: Rare bird

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    It's almost certainly the Spot-breasted Oriole,...

    It's almost certainly the Spot-breasted Oriole, Icterus pectoralis ?

    This Mexican and Central American species is introduced and established in Southern Florida. The extensive white on the...
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    It looks like U. lateriflora from Australia to...

    It looks like U. lateriflora from Australia to me. The flower looks just like the photographs and drawings in Lowrie's Vol. 3.

    Vic
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    Try; Phil Wilson's Tuberous Sundew Tips...

    Try;

    Phil Wilson's Tuberous Sundew Tips

    Vic
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    Titan Arum's really do smell bad, I was lucky (or...

    Titan Arum's really do smell bad, I was lucky (or not, depending on your opinion!) to take my kids to see one in flower at my local botanic garden last month. I thought it was worth the long queue...
  7. Thread: Hybridizing

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    Yes, I've seen bumble bees (Bombus spp.)...

    Yes, I've seen bumble bees (Bombus spp.) visiting my Ping flowers. They have fairly long 'tongues', so I imagine they are perfectly capable of pollination Pings.

    I grow quite a few hybrids with...
  8. Thread: Hybridizing

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    I have no idea how long Ping pollen keeps for,...

    I have no idea how long Ping pollen keeps for, but I am always pleased when a winter-flowering species decides to flower at the 'wrong' time of the year. several of my P. laueana clones have...
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    wolf9striker, You have a Drosera binata...

    wolf9striker,

    You have a Drosera binata seedling.

    Vic
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    'Dinky' has quite a different meaning in England;...

    'Dinky' has quite a different meaning in England;

    dinky adj (colloq.) - Pretty, neat, of engaging appearance

    (The Oxford Illustrated Dictionary).

    I still think it's a dinky flower though,...
  11. Noah is in the thoughts of lots CPers at the...

    Noah is in the thoughts of lots CPers at the UK-based Forum CPUK, where he is also an active member. I wouldn't normally post a link to CPUK, where I'm a moderator, on TF, but in this case, I will....
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    'Wow, Vic really knows his dews eh...' No Vic...

    'Wow, Vic really knows his dews eh...'

    No Vic has worked with analysing slug mucilage before and paid attention at some of the more technical talks at the recent ICPS Congress in Lyon. Add a bit...
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    Most mucilages in nature are composed of...

    Most mucilages in nature are composed of glyco-proteins (complex molecules, put simply; part sugar-part protein), sundew dew, slugs and your nose all contain glyco-protein mucilages!

    In plants the...
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    Hi Marcello, Great report and fantastic...

    Hi Marcello,

    Great report and fantastic pictures of of the plants growing at Borneo Exotics too. It was nice meeting up with Rob and yourself in Lyon, say hello to all your crazy, AIPCS (Italian...
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    Joseph, My wife's mother is an wheel-chair...

    Joseph,

    My wife's mother is an wheel-chair bound MS sufferer, so I know how horrible the condition can be.

    Take good care of her, your love and support are priceless.

    Best wishes

    Vic
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    Craig, To search the Listserve, use this page...

    Craig,

    To search the Listserve, use this page from the ICPS Web Site Search The Listserve

    Vic
  17. Thread: Prise ranges

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    I've only had them for two weeks and they came...

    I've only had them for two weeks and they came straight out of tissue culture, complete with gel on their roots! They seem to be acclimatising to the warm, bright conditions in my tropical sundew...
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    When I have spare P. primuliflora plants, I sell...

    When I have spare P. primuliflora plants, I sell mature, flowering size plants for 3 at CPS meetings, which is only $5 US. It isn't a rare species in the UK, I often see plants produced by the large...
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    All the carnivorous plants sold by Easy...

    All the carnivorous plants sold by Easy Carnivores in the UK come from South West Carnivores in Devon, UK. Alistair, who runs SW Carnivores, gave SW Giant its name, so you can be confident that your...
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    I find N. sanguinea is one of the most vigorous...

    I find N. sanguinea is one of the most vigorous and easy to grow Neps in my collection, under highland conditions most of the year. My form, from the Genting Highlands, doesn't seem to mind a few...
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    Thanks for the kind words, I've been quite busy...

    Thanks for the kind words, I've been quite busy recently, mainly getting plants ready for Chelsea flower show, where I provide the mexican Pings for the UK based CPS, so haven't visited Terra Forums...
  22. Thread: Lollons

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    Strictly speaking, Utricularia don't have true...

    Strictly speaking, Utricularia don't have true leaves or roots, these should all be referred to as stolons. The term 'lolon' was coined by Tamlin to refer to those stolons which have a photosynthetic...
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    Utricularia multifida seedlings are easily...

    Utricularia multifida seedlings are easily recognisable by the presence of red traps on the soil surface. My plants germinated a few weeks ago now, but the red traps were visible shortly after the...
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    Drosera binata var. dichotoma is the form of this...

    Drosera binata var. dichotoma is the form of this species with leaves which divide into 2-8 points, most typically into 4. From what I can see, all your leaves divide into two points, so this looks...
  25. Thread: P.laueana

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    Steve, The purple flower in the background is...

    Steve,

    The purple flower in the background is P. laueana 'CP2' x P. emarginata (a heavily veined one), my cross and the nicest clone from it. I'll bring one as a present to your meeting in York,...
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