Misaki Kiya, one of my good friends, invited me for a trip to Naruto-Togane Carnivorous Plant Community, which is a protected carnivorous plant habitat on a border of Sanmu City and Togane City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. 8 species of carnivorous plants are found in this bog, of which we saw 4 Drosera species in the wild this time. It wasn't easy to photograph them because the rosetted species were growing among taller plants.
Drosera x "anfil" (= D. anglica "北海道サロベツ産" X [filiformis X tracyi])です。故・永本二郎氏が１９７６年に作出した人工交雑種です。花粉親は当初D. filiformisとされていましたが、当時の記録から、園芸業者により流通しているD. filiformisとD. tracyiの交雑種であろうと云われています。
My Drosera x "anfil" (= D. anglica "Sarobetsu, Hokkaido, Japan" X [filiformis X tracyi]) is having the best time of the year. This hybrid was bred by Jiro Nagamoto in 1976. The pollen parent was labelled as D. filiformis, but records suggest that it is a strain estimated to be a hybrid between D. filiformis and D. tracyi.
I went to the 1st Winter Exhibition of Drosera held in Tokyo on the 14th of February. Exhibitions specialised in Drosera would be rather rare. I arrived in the morning just after the exhibition started. I wondered in to be shocked at the crowd and the heat of excitement filling the place. There were plants for sale, and I saw Eiji Nakamura and Misaki Kiya, two friends of mine who were running this exhibition, panicking while trying to deal with the queue of people waiting to pay for them. I helped my friends without having a look at the displays, and it was only after most of the visitors were gone in the afternoon that I was actually able to look at the displays. In the meanwhile, we were interviewed and photographed for a magazine article. After all, we could call it a success.
Date: the 14th of February, 2016 (10.00-20.00) Place: British 5th floor/American 6th floor at Plaza Machida (4-1-14, Haramachida, Machida-shi, Tokyo) (On the left from the 'Terminal Exit' at JR Machida Station (JR Yokohama Line), or 5 minutes on foot from the 'West Exit" at Machida Station (Odakyu Line)) Organisation: Shokuchuu-shokubutu wo Tanoshimu Kai Planning/marketing: Misaki Kiya (Author/horticulture writer) Display designs: Eiji Nakamura (Leather craft designer/horticulturist)
先日発売になった拙著Drosera of JapanがKindle Storeの「Plants」カテゴリーで新着１位、ベストセラー８位にランクインしました。またAmazon.co.jpでは３つのカテゴリーで１位にランクインしました。この場を借りて皆様にお礼申し上げます。
My ebook Drosera of Japan has been reviewed/mentioned on other blogs. On Kindle Store, this ebook was ranked #1 in 'Hot New Releases in Plants' and #8 in 'Best Sellers in Plants'. It was also ranked #1 in three rankings on Amazon.co.jp. I would like to thank people who have downloaded it and those who helped me in this project. Happy Holidays!