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Saturday 12 September – 11:30 Central European Summer Time
(= 10:30 British Summer Time)
Paul Klaassen (Tephrocactus Study Group) ‘But I don’t like Opuntias! 2020’.

In the absence of formal proposals from the TSG, I will present ‘But I don’t like Opuntias – 2020.’ The theme will be similar to the talk I gave at the TSG AGM what seems now quite a while ago. Once again I’ll show images (newly selected) that I have seen in nature from the 15-16 or so groups that are known as Opuntias s.l. using the taxonomy/classification of the New Cactus Lexicon 2006. Plenty of opportunity for differing opinions! No fighting please! 🙂

To join this webinar, click the link at the start time.

Meeting ID: 846 2928 3591
Passcode: Tephros

Saturday 12 September – 13:30 Central European Summer Time
(= 12:30 British Summer Time)
Rikus van Veldhuisen (Euphorbia International Org):

Magnificent Tanzania
Images from my recent trips to Tanzania, with of course any Euphorbia we saw!

Image taken from http://u4ba.nl/about_me.html

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Meeting ID: 849 4186 0792
Passcode: Tanzania

Saturday 12 September – 18:00 hrs Central European Summer Time
(= 17:00 British Summer Time)
Finn Larsen (Denmark) : A trip to southern Peru

Finn writes: I´m Danish and live with my wife to the west of Copenhagen. For many years I’ve been active in our Danish Cactus and Succulent Society (Nordisk Kaktus Selskab) and for many years I  have been travelling to look for cacti and succulents. Paul K. writes: in 2003 we met Finn, on his own, in the Quebrada San Ramon, near to Taltal on our second Copiapoathon. Ian had space in his car, so invited Finn to join us for the rest of our trip. Finn has traveled since with Ian in USA and Mexico and meets up with our group at ELK where he has a sales stand.

Finn continues: In 2015 I paid my friend Carlos Jimenez a visit and we made some trips looking for cacti in Peru. One of our trips went to southern Peru and Macusani to see Punotia lagopus and other cacti.

To join this webinar, click the link at the start time

Meeting ID: 897 3673 8932
Passcode: FinninPeru

Saturday 12 September – 20:00 hrs Central European Summer Time
(= 19:00 British Summer Time)

Wiebe Bosma – Succulent highlights from Ethiopia

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Meeting ID: 837 7218 8864
Passcode: Asclepiads

Paul writes: within minutes of Ronald’s announcement on Facebook that ELK 2020 would be cancelled this year because of COVID-19 I wrote to my friends suggesting that we should set up Webinar presentations to fill the gap in our diaries. Wiebe was the first to reply, within minutes, and so has been given the Saturday night ‘Top Slot’

Regular attendants of ELK will know Wiebe from his sales stand at the back of the tent in Duinse Polder. In case he needs further introduction Wiebe writes: “Born in 1959, have enjoyed a ‘life-time’ interest in cacti and succulents. I started collecting these plants as a teenager and right now have a mixed collection in a 24 square meter greenhouse. I enjoy looking for cacti and succulents in their natural habitat and have done so in 8 different countries. Wiebe has a broad interest in people, culture and nature from the countries that he visits and being an amateur photographer, so always returns back home with a load of pictures. And yes, he likes the local beers. Cheers!

And so we reach the end of Saturday night. Feel free to continue the chat over a few more (Belgian) beers or wine from cactus country and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning for more Webinars!

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