After waiting patiently for long five years, Jakub could finally see his own hybrid of the Mexician butterworts Pinguicula moctezumae and Pinguicula cyclosecta to blossom. Let’s experience together with Jakub the whole distressful way from the very beginning of mutual pollination, through germination and cultivation up to the final stage of well-deserved triumph. Congratulations, good job!
A sum up of the most important event of the year: the 11th anniversary of Darwiniana’s CPs exhibition, traditionally held in the Botanical garden of The Charles University in Prague in June. Remind yourself the unique atmosphere of friendship, mutual cooperation and… extreme heat. Then a participation in Prague Museum Night was true icing on the cake. However, exhibition is not just about a fun, but about a hard work as well. So to better understand what we had to go through, this article is really a must-read for all. A short description of the installment, interesting facts and brief statistics of attendees. Tons of amazing pictures included, of course. By the way, start looking forward to the next year!
The author tells his story about searching for carnivorous plants across Apalachicola. On his trip he founds Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa, rubricorpora, atropurpurea and other trumpet pitchers, butterworts like Pinguicula planifolia and vigorous colonies of Utricularia inflata and floridana. Next goal: drinking water source Blackwater. But not everything in the garden is rosy. Since the last visit in 2011, the Blackwater River State Forest has become threatened from many sides, among others by shale gas hydraulic fracturing.
Jakub and his friend Tomas Caska reveal a secret of the most cost effective way to get extreme close up with a non-macro lens mounted reversely step by step.
Following Newman’s records of where he had observed an unknown, strange pitcher plant in 2006, Stew McPherson and his friend Greg Bourke travelled to Sulawesi a year later. And after extensive search, they really found a living specimen and despite its rarity confirmed a new species. Afterwards this plant has been named Nepenthes pitopangii8 ined. after Dr. Rahmadanil Pitopang who collected the first herbarium specimens of this species.
The second part of very interesting article about inhabitants of phytotelms from the large technical series about symbiosis between CPs and other species. Let's look closer at organisms living in liquids inside traps and learn much more about each group of inhabitants and the way they live.
Katka leads us to the Mols Bjerge National Park in East Jutland. It is May and her study goal is to identify plants growing there in two different pasturelands. Nevertheless, among common plants she discovers flowering marsh orchids. What a pleasant surprise.