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By Hendre
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Joined:  Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:03 pm
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Good afternoon everyone!

A new member from South Africa here, also fairly new to carnivorous plants (Started December 2019) with some wild Drosera capensis "wide", I now also have the "white" and regular forms and have seeds of cuneifolia, cistiflora, pauciflora and trinervia. Time will tell if they grow :)

The main reason I joined is because I am growing very interested in botany (CP's in particular) so have came to seek out knowledge about the South African species to make a field/collection guide to use at a botanical garden where I volunteer. That thread will be up soon.

Looking forward to communicating with everyone here,
Hendre
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By Shadowtski
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Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
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Welcome to the Forum.
We're mostly hobbyists here.
Feel free to search around.
I hope you find some useful information here.
Most of the photos are posted on the servers here.
I think most of the people here will give you permission to use their photos for your guide.

I'm a Drosera lover, myself.
South Africa has some magnificent species, they're among my favorites.
Here's one of my personal favorites in my collection.
This is a Drosera capensis from Bain's Kloof RSA, a wide leaf variety.
It almost looks like a miniature Palm Tree.

Good growing,
Mike
Top view D. capensis Bain's Kloof
Top view D. capensis Bain's Kloof
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Side View D. capensis Bain's Kloof
Side View D. capensis Bain's Kloof
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By Hendre
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Joined:  Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:03 pm
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Shadowtski wrote:Welcome to the Forum.
We're mostly hobbyists here.
Feel free to search around.
I hope you find some useful information here.
Most of the photos are posted on the servers here.
I think most of the people here will give you permission to use their photos for your guide.

I'm a Drosera lover, myself.
South Africa has some magnificent species, they're among my favorites.
Here's one of my personal favorites in my collection.
This is a Drosera capensis from Bain's Kloof RSA, a wide leaf variety.
It almost looks like a miniature Palm Tree.

Good growing,
Mike
Bains Kloof 42 .JPG
Bains Kloof43.JPG
Those are very interesting! I don't live super far from there, must go investigate one day! Do all capensis keep growing up on the main stem like that?
sanguinearocks101 wrote:Welcome! There are many helpful people on the forums so I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Thank you!!
Matt wrote:Hello, Hendre, and welcome to FlytrapCare!
Thanks Matt!
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By Shadowtski
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Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
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Those are very interesting! I don't live super far from there, must go investigate one day! Do all capensis keep growing up on the main stem like that?
Bain's Kloof seem to grow the most noticeable stem.
Typical and Wide Leaf varieties grow an intermediate stem.
The narrow leaf variety grow the smallest stem.
Just my 02¢ worth based on observations of my cultivated plants.
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By Hendre
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Joined:  Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:03 pm
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Quite interesting how all these varieties differ from one another!
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