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Old 20th December 2010, 03:24 PM
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Yes, several of the Sundew species are from South Africa, such as the Cape Sundew, Alice Sundew, and some others I can't remember now.

The slope soaring gliders you throw off a cliff and hope it comes back in one piece! The wind that blows against a slope or cliff creates the updraft that keeps it flying without any motor. Just search on Youtube or Vimeo for "slope soaring" and you'll see how it's done.
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Old 21st December 2010, 08:16 AM
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Moelich, you are lucky then to have the sundews there. Have you seen them growing in the wild ?

Haha, radio control gliders sounds like fun.
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Old 21st December 2010, 02:06 PM
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Moelich, you are lucky then to have the sundews there. Have you seen them growing in the wild ?

Haha, radio control gliders sounds like fun.
Yes I've seen sundews in the mountains of Cape Town and surrounding areas. I think it was Cape Sundew and Alice Sundew that I've seen, although that was several years ago before I had a real interest in them. I'll try and find them again and take some photos.

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Old 21st December 2010, 02:56 PM
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We await patiently for your photos. Maybe if you can also take photos of the general landscape to show the area it is growing in, water, shade etc description. Tried several times to germinate south african sundew seeds but none viable. Of course if there is a picture of D. regia be a super bonus!

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Old 21st December 2010, 04:25 PM
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D.Regia is big!
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Old 21st December 2010, 06:35 PM
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We await patiently for your photos. Maybe if you can also take photos of the general landscape to show the area it is growing in, water, shade etc description. Tried several times to germinate south african sundew seeds but none viable. Of course if there is a picture of D. regia be a super bonus!

Thanks you before hand.
If I make the trip up the mountain I will definitely take photos.

D.regia can apparently only be found in Bainskloof Pass, which is a bit far from me and I'm only in the Western Cape for 2 weeks on holiday so won't have a chance to do that trip. But I'll do my best to find the other species in the Cape area before I go back to Durban.
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Old 22nd December 2010, 10:18 AM
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Western Cape is beautiful. Love the wine region especially. You have a beautiful country.
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Old 22nd December 2010, 02:14 PM
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Western Cape is beautiful. Love the wine region especially. You have a beautiful country.
I was lucky enough to grow up in Stellenbosch, which is 30km away from Cape Town. I now stay in Durban, and visit the Cape from time to time.
Outside Stellenbosch is the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, where Drosera can also be found. Here's a previous post from one of your members with photos of Drosera in Jonkershoek:
http://www.petpitcher.com/forum/showthread.php?p=33754

Here's another Drosera from Jonkershoek:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SundewSwartbos.jpg
What species is this?
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Old 22nd December 2010, 02:52 PM
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Was in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franshhoek for a holiday. Wasn't interested in CP then otherwise would have hunted and shot D regia on location with my camera.
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Old 23rd December 2010, 12:54 PM
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Gee, i don`t know what sundew that is. Pretty exotic looking. I bet it doesn`t grow well here in M`sia though. Heheh.

We are all fascinated with D.Regia...absolutely the king sundew. *smile*

thx for sharing.....i guess you mightl be interested in seeing our nepenthes in the wild yah ? the highland ones are amazing in colour, size & shape.
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