photos of a few plants from my collection

all of these photos were taken by mike wilder, 2001, 2003. i use a 35mm slr, macro lens with magnifying rings, and have had best results using fuji 64IIT slide film. no flash, just a handheld 100 watt full spectrum incandescent bulb. (newer photos were produced with the outstanding nikon coolpix 4500.) i am not a particularly good photographer, but i hope you will enjoy these photos of choice plants. i would be delighted to see these in any cp related publications or websites; just email me. please don't steal my photos to make money. i will try to add more photos as time, funds, and the flowers allow. if you are interested in trading your own prints or drawings for mine, do email me! [LAST UPDATE: july 19, 2003]

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Pinguicula: Drosera:
acuminata
4 photos of this fantastic species


agnata
2 different clones

agnata schema
NEW go on, take a look.

agnata
leaf margin, 60x.

agnata
NEW these two plants were growing in the top of the pot, as normal. but over time they spontaneously moved to this more realistic location on the (vertical)side of the pot. they are firmly affixed, and subsist on the high humidity only.

agnata
leaf margin, 200x.

cyclosecta
i have found it difficult to capture the gorgeous purple margins on film.

cyclosecta
the lovely flower.

cyclosecta
terry ratzmann sent me this photo of his specimen in flower.

ehlersiae
an unassuming gem! rosette shot.

emarginata
NEW 200x of stamen and pollen.

emarginata
NEW wistuba's clone; closeup of bloom.

a trio of flowring emarginata
80's shiseido ad?

emarginata
grown from lowrie seed. rosette shot.

emarginata
NEW the lovely, heavily veined flower. same clone as above.

emarginata "type"
NEW another clone w/ heavily veined flowers. i have produced seedlings from a cross between this and the above.

emarginata "pale flower"
a nicely red colored specimen of this clone

gigantea
d'amato's clone. rosette shot.

hemiepiphytica
rosette shot.

jaumavensis
dime-sized plant in flower

jaumavensis
same plant ca. 1 year later. quarter for scale.

laueana
a young specimen

macrophylla
rosette.

moranensis var. caudata (sic)
NEW lovely bloom of this clone grown from icps seed. corolla height 30mm.

moranensis la vuelta
rosette of this beauty.

moranensis la vuelta
NEW same plant a year or 2 later. ravishing!

moranensis mexicana
a stunner!.

moranensis mexicana
from another angle.

moranensis mexicana
prepare yourself! (previously mislabeled as caudata hamburg)

moranensis "g"
rosette; same species on front page

moranensis (manny)
a fine clone; close up of bloom.

moranensis huahuapan
bloom of this beautiful cultivar.

moranensis huahuapan
showing habit .

rotundifolia
poor photo of a great species

rotundifolia
flower.

rotundifolia
flowering dormant rosette.

sp. huatla
rosette

sp. pachuca
close up of bloom; one of my favorites

sp. pico de orizabo
rosette of this handsome plant

sp. sierre obscura "chichuahua"
bizarre! rosette shot of this beautiful species (hybrid?).

site 1 #2
NEW interesting, graceful bloom of this moranensis clone. corolla height is on the small side, ca. 22mm

site 2 #6
rosette

site 2 #6
older rosette

site 2 #6
flower

agnata x caudata
close up of bloom; another beauty from terre g.

agnata x caudata
in profile; notice the substantial, strangely shaped spur

agnata x caudata
showing habit

agnata x caudata
rosette

agnata x caudata
dormant rosetee with dime for scale

agnata x gypsicola
flowering specimen going dormant.

agnata x gypsicola
flower.

agnata x gypsicola
dormant rosette with scale indicator.

agnata x gypsicola
rosette; this beauty looks like a starfish

emarginata x caudata A
NEW rosette of my favorite clone from this cross. notice the nice leaf venation that came thru from the father.

emarginata x caudata B
NEW rosette of another nice clone from this cross. here no venation came thru, but we see a nice leaf color which wasn't expressed in either parent (in the same conditions). further proof that you should raise as many seedlings from a cross as possible.

emarginata x caudata B
NEW 3 photos of the bloom of the above clone, in comparison with p. 'superba'. 'superba' is cultivar standard photo by loyd wix. .

emarginata x jaumavensis
i did these too. i thought you might like to see the variation in some seedlings from the same fruit.

emarginata x jaumavensis
NEW close up of a rosette. notice how much paternal influence there is on this individual.

emarginata x moranensis 'g'
wistuba's clone x moranensis 'g';i did this cross in late 2000.

emarginata x pachuca
the first clone of this cross to flower. all in all the result is simply a pink/purple emarginata. i think the pictured clone will be useful in further crosses, as it is as floriferous as emarginata. also the pink/purple should not dilute the color of purer purples the way straight emarginata does. we'll see...

emarginata x pachuca
closeup of bloom

emarginata x pachuca 'b'
closeup of bloom

emarginata x pachuca 'c'
closeup of bloom

moctezumae x zecheri
rosettes of this japanese cross.

site 1 #2 x gypsicola
close up of bloom of this beautiful hybrid

site 1 #2 x gypsicola
one plant clumps into 4 as it goes dormant.

booman hybrid
top right plant. came from david. seems like moranensis x ehlersiae to me, although clearly different from the other.(it is not titan.)

moranensis x ehlersiae
top left plant is this hybrid from d'amato. marilee gave this to me when i was skeptical of the charms of pinguicula. needless to say my mind was changed.

x hameln
spidery indeed! rosette shot.

x Gina
close up of flower

x 'John Rizzi'
groovy shot of rosette.

x 'John Rizzi'
NEW handsome bloom. my attempt to cross it failed; is it sterile?.

x mola
NEW handsome bloom in profile. notice the LONG, graceful spur.

adelae
flowering plant

arenicola?
this finnicky plant was distributed as arenicola to several growers. some say it's spatulata but it doesn't look like it to me, and is too hard/slow to grow to be spatulata in my opinion. any guesses?

arenicola?
scape

caduca
one of the strangest from this complex. rosette is about 3" in dia. here. you can see the withered trapless leaves that are characteristic of this oddity.

caledonica
rosette. i am excited that the withering older leaves spontaneously produce new plantlets.

closterostigma schema
NEW take a look!.

dielsiana?
came from my alma mater uc berkeley as dielsiana. quarter is resting on soil surface.

derbyensis
grown from seed. rosette shot.

capillaris
very compact adult rosette under intense light.

falconeri
rosette

falconeri x lanata
this one bred by sean s. it is capable of vivid red coloration and larger size under intense light/long photoperiod. here it is about 3" dia.

falconeri x lanata
with emerging scape

falconeri x lanata
poor closeup of bloom

x 'fuzzy-fine'
another hybrid from sean s. very hairy and vigorous.

x 'fuzzy-fine'
notice the 5 inch potting label for scale. this plant is a wondeful monster. also notice the photo effect described for ordensis

kennealyi
from lowrie

lanata
rosette with scape; this clone came from hayes.

montana var. tomentosa
grown from seed.

nitidula x pulchella
NEW closeup of bloom.

ordensis beverly springs
seedling of this form .

ordensis Mulligan's Lagoon
i love this form! grown from seed.

ordensis Mulligan's Lagoon
cf. this second clone.

ordensis Mulligan's Lagoon
same plant as above, exactly 2 years after sowing seed. quarter for scale, ca. 4 inches in dia. interestingly, it is a challenge to capture the hairiness of some of these plants on film. the appearance (hairy vs. smooth) varies greatly depending on the lighting angle. so, as a general rule, when you look at photos from this complex, the appearance can be misleading (since this plant is much hairier than it looks here. same with some of the other hairy ones.)

petiolaris "pink and white flowers"
from icps seed

prolifera
inadequate photo of a dreamy sundew. plant from hayes.

prolifera(tion)
NEW sorry photo of prolifera living up to its name. this is an amazing process to behold. notice how the babies have the curious propensity for sprouting at the pot edge. the mother in this photo started in the same way (i.e., you are looking at the 2nd and 3rd asexual generations.)

pulchella
NEW closeup of bloom.

sessilifolia 'Cerrado do guimaraes'
poor photo of rosette apres flowering.

venusta
a real beauty! clone from uc berkeley botanical garden.

villosa
poor photo of rosette.

sp. Botswana
from top

sp. Botswana
in profile; quarter is just resting on soil surface

C. follicularis
clone from geoff wong, it's now about 5 years old. quarter for scale.

C. follicularis
from another angle.

U. 'Asenath Waite'
Barry Meyers-Rice's new cultivar.

U. 'Asenath Waite'
NEW very nice bloom with scale indicated.

Heliamphora minor
rosette

Heliamphora minor
different angle

N. veitchii x lowii
NEW lovely lower trap of a slow growing plant.

behind the scenes:
1
125 gallon nepenthes house i built from acrylic. much lighter than a glass tank, at 1/3 the cost! uses the principles described in my march 2001 cpn article.

2
another portion of el rancho. here are 4 ten gallon tanks. from left to right, tanks 1 and 3 contain 50 watt submersible heaters, and tanks 2 and 4 are connected by permanent pvc siphons. tanks 1 and 2 are heated to 80 degrees f, allowing for cultivation and germination of petiolaris complex drosera. tanks 2 and 4 are warmed (passively via siphon) to 70 f, allowing for good ping growth.efficient, versatile, and nifty in my opinion!

3
part of el rancho in context.

4
el rancho has moved; my crummy handbuilt 2x4 shelves have been replaced with sturdy steel. electrical limitations at the new location have forced me to experiment with a 9 hour photoperiod. western exposure combined with being on the second story will force me to curtail efforts to grow many of the s. american drosera, as it's 20 degrees warmer at the new rancho.

5
here's me speaking to the oregon carnivorous plant society about terraria and petiolaris complex drosera. all 3 of us had fun.photo: pat callahan

alfred lau speaks to the bacps, 2002
me and the man himself. this photo and the 2 below courtesy of jesse ficks

faulisi's gigantea
jaws dropped when faulisi displayed his mammoth 14 inch p...inguicula gigantea

faulisi's gigantea
another shot with better scale

tokyo 2002
view from near the summit of mt. koushin

tokyo 2002
me at the p. ramosa site. photo: andreas wistuba

tokyo 2002
wakabayashi san, author of utricularia forevor, at the ramosa site.

tokyo 2002
sato san manning the ips sales table. he cowrote the astounding "attractive pinguicula species of latin america". i was told he had a "pinguicula factory".

tokyo 2002
hashimoto san at the same table. he displayed ca. 15 different f1 hybrids in bloom that he had made.

tokyo 2002
in the center are several of his laueana x cyclosecta crosses flowering on lava rock.

tokyo 2002
here you can see a poor photo of several of hashimoto's hybrids on display. my notes are somewhat unreliable but i believe the rounded purple flower is agnata x rosei

tokyo 2002
here you can see a poor photo of the bedspread at the koushin hostel. it was a pleasant surprise to see an endangered pinguicula featured on linens!

tokyo 2002
yet another sorry photo. this is the view from the rooftop of one of the many isetan department store skyscrapers. this particular rooftop featured a plant store which sold numerous cp's. adult specimens of laueana, other much coveted species, and several hybrids which have not seen american soil were available for approximately $8 (!). this because of the dedicated jcps.

tokyo 2002
the national science museum, shinjuku annex. this is where the conference was held.

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