another merry Christmas

Jan Schlauer (
Fri, 23 Dec 1994 11:28:44 +0100

>Thank you Ivo, I see the old Prague is covered with snow.. isn't it?
>There is something of very old soul of Europe there...

Ha! And I was born there...
Vesele vanoce!

>(...)to all of you from Germany, where it is bitter cold since some days

Come on! This is summer compared to the lovely home of _Pinguicula
variegata_ or (nomen est omen!) _P.algida_.

I am leaving for vacation (i.e. off-line; have to read a bit about
these recently dicovered creatures called "carnivorous plants" (sp?) -
anyone heared about these, already? ;-)) today, and I will not return
until Jan. 9, 1995.

TNX 2 all 4 the discussions & your patience.

So long, season's greetings!

PS: Clarke,
>"The trapping mechanism of all insectivorous plants is relatively
>small, the largest being that of an Australian pitcher plant,
>Cephalotus follicularis, with a capacity of about 1 liter (about 1
>["Insectivorous Plants," Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1993
>Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1993 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation]
>If true (1 liter) then this would put any 'small teacup' pitcher
>to shame! My own two plants have pitchers about 1.25 inch/30 mm

No, no! They must be wrong. The largest trap is of course that of the
man-eating tree from Madagascar, of which I have (BTW) just managed to
germinate a seed in vitro. But wait a minute, something seems to move in
the vial. Yes, definitely. Oh, what's that?! It com