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Hello, Maarten Sepp, thank you for your very good activities in the theme: orchids. I find, it is a wonderful idea to complete the articles with the pictures of the old books ( I like them). I hope, we will have a good cooperation further. Greetings. Orchi 11:57, 24 February 2008 (UTC)


Dear Maarten,

I think you are right. I had this idea on my mind for a long time and had to go and check it all over again now that I have more publications available. Quekettia (Stictophyllorchis) pygmaea has to have much smaller flowers that this yellow one we have here. Q pygmaea's petals measure only 1,3 mm long.

One year ago I took some photos of a plant I believe is the same you have. Unfortunately at the time it was dark and windy so the photos did not come up as good as I wished (I uploaded some of them to commons, look for Quekettia papillosa). I wish we could see the lip better, and also see the column. Furthermore I could not tear the plant apart at that time so had to rely only on my memory about its size... well, thank you very much for pointing it out. It has to be Q. papillosa.

I value very much your photos for most of them are of plants of Brazil (besides Suriname) that we hardly see here in São Paulo. Cheers--Dalton (talk) 20:11, 25 October 2008 (UTC)


Dear Maarten, by any chance don't you have any photos of Caluera to upload? that would be great! Cheers, --Dalton (talk) 12:44, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Maarten, I know your photos of rare orchids from a long while. I wish you lived in Suriname so we could have more of them. Well, regarding your questions, I am no expert on Habenaria and hardly studied them so far, so for now I'll pass. Maybe you will find some clues on this website that is mainteined by two Brazilian Habenaria experts Habenaria of Minas Gerais in spite they write about other area, they might have them there for some species are pretty spread out. Furthermore their e-mails addresses is there case you feel like asking them the IDs.
About the Batemannia, unfortunately I do not have the publication of Batemannia armillata Rchb.f., Gard. Chron., n.s., 3: 780 (1878), but I am suspicious it may be it for it does exist there, and as far as I know no matching other Batemannia is cited to Suriname.
There is a blured photo of Caluera on my own website
Cheers, Dalton (talk) 17:17, 28 October 2008 (UTC)


Dear Maarten Sepp, thanks for the corrections! Cheers.Orchi (talk) 09:16, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

James Bateman - The Orchidaceae of Mexico and GuatemalaEdit

Dear Maarten Sepp, gratulation for the complete collection of the wonderful illustrations of this great work. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 23:47, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Unidentified PeristeriaEdit

Dear Maarten, first I must say, I'm fascinated of your works etc. ...You are expert for orchids of South America, also. Can you help me to identify the pictures of the Peristeria from Panama in the category ahead. I will Dalton give the same question. Thanks and cheers. Orchi (talk) 22:06, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Dear Maarten, yesterday I got info by Dr. Günter Gerlach. He is the same opinion as you and identified the Peristeria Panama as Peristeria pendula. Also he identified my first Peristeria pendula wrong classified plant as Lycomormium squalidum. I think with your help the two plants have the correct name. Thank you! Cheers. Orchi (talk) 21:12, 4 March 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the great work you're doing here at Commons. I'm doing quite a bit of "new galleries" patrol, and it is always a relief to see your username as the creator of a new gallery. Then I know I could have "marked the page as patrolled" without even looking at it, but look at it none-the-less since it's bound to be a gallery with some beautiful flowers.

I just wanted to leave a flower (photo by orchi...) on your user talk, since you are one of those hard working contributors who make deleting tedious vandalism, spam and out-of-scope pages worth while after all. Keep up the good work! Best regards, Finn Rindahl (talk) 12:57, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Oncidium altissimumEdit

Dear Maarten, just I sorted in the genus Oncidium. I think we have a little problem with: Oncidium altissimum Lindl. (1834) as synonym of Oncidium baueri and Oncidium altissimum (Jacq.) Sw. (1800). The illustrations of altissimum in the article of Oncidium baueri seems to be not the synonym. Can you help? Cheers. Orchi (talk) 21:05, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Hello, Maarten, thanks for the perfect solution. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 10:30, 27 November 2009 (UTC)


Hello Maarten, I just gave you the "autopatrolled" user right. This means that pages you create will be automatically marked as "patrolled" in Special:NewPages. You can find more info about this right at COM:Autopatrolled. It is essentially a right given to trusted users to lessen the backlog of pages requiring review. Let me know if you'd like the patroller right or if you have any further questions. Killiondude (talk) 07:33, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

TUSC token 4f7fe35e6299b59f271faa4a4f6bbab9Edit

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!


Dear Maarten,
thanks for correction. Here [1] I saw, that I made 134 the same copy and past error. Shall I ask a bot to repair the wrong words? Greeting Orchi (talk) 12:05, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Good idea; "langweilig" to do it all by hand! Not a very important mistake, I never noticed it myself (my son did, actually, while looking some pages over with me).

Greetings, Maarten Sepp (talk) 12:10, 18 January 2010 (UTC) I tried it under "Error correction" [2]]. Thanks and greetings to your son. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 12:35, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
All done, by my son, who knows how to use AWB. Tschüss, Maarten Sepp (talk) 20:19, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks to him. I never heard of AWB. But every day I hope to learn good things. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 21:20, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

== File:Trichocentrum stramineum (as Oncidium stramineum) - Curtis' 102 (Ser. 3 no. 32) pl. 6254 (1876).jpg

picture of en.WPEdit

Dear Maarten, my TUSC is not in funktion. Could you test the licence and transfer to commons the following phot from en. WP: [3]. Thanks for your help. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 22:39, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

pictures from botanicus.orgEdit

Hi Maarten, I've seen that you have uploaded several Orchid-pictures in higher resolution. But how do you get them from Some time ago it was possible to download the pages in high resolution. Nowadays only a pdf can be downloaded. I wanted to upload higher resolutions of some drawings which have been uploaded by Dodo67. Thank you for your help. Badlydrawnboy22 (talk) 16:52, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Maarten, thank you very much for your help. I've always asked myself which function this panel has. Regards Badlydrawnboy22 (talk) 19:35, 18 February 2010 (UTC)


Dear Maarten,
just I saw your notice. Unfortunately I was few days not in "commons-action" (ill), but I answer you as soon as possible.
Greetings. Orchi (talk) 11:12, 22 March 2010 (UTC) I try to give an answer to the "wheater in Netherlands - problem". The three links you had given were from the year 2000. Now one of the the main authors of the new standard work Genera Orchidacearum , Mark W. Chase, set in volume 5 in 2009 the Stanhopeinae to the tribus Cymbidieae. [4] (please open at the end of the page "weitere Texte"). Here also [5] is a (nearly complete) list of the new taxonomy. Some weeks ago I visitet the DOG Congress in Neu-Ulm and obtained a copy of the complete classification of vol. 1 - 5. According this present list and KEW I updated the Commons tax. Unfortunately is the best taxo expert, Dalton Holland Baptista, not any more present here. But he set here [6] the Stanhopeinae to Cymbidieae also. Also the very good tax in the NL WP [7] set it the same way. I think there is not spoken or written the last word to this taxonomic opinion. If you are interested, I send you the copies of the taxonomy pages of the five books to your wikipedia e-mail adress. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 16:54, 22 March 2010 (UTC)


I hereby award you the OrchiBarnstar
for your excellent work in the field of Orchidaceae.

Dear Maarten, User:Esculapio had created a little award for busy orchid friends here in Commons. I think you are the right to obtain this reward. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 17:25, 11 June 2010 (UTC)


Dear Maarten, glad to see you here again. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 09:15, 28 October 2010 (UTC)


Dear Maarten,
I wish you a Merry Christmas and in the New Year 2011 all the best for you.
Orchi (talk) 12:04, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Anacamptis sanctaEdit

Dear Maarten, after consultation by three good experts in orchids of the Mediterranean region our first impression is correct. Your "special" Anacamptis sancta is the nothospecies of Orchis (Anacamptis) sancta and Orchis (Anacamptis) coriophora ssp. fragrans. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 19:31, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Eolienne près de Pierrelatte - mais où exactement?Edit

Bonjour, Malheureusement je ne sais plus où se trouve exactement cette éolienne parce que je l'ai trouvée par hasard en photographiant les ponts de la LGV à Mornas et Mondragon. Cordialement --JMO (talk) 09:23, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Belle recherche. Il semble, en effet, que la tour ait perdu son éolienne qu'elle avait encore il y a 6 ans. Cordialement. --JMO (talk) 20:08, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Cramer&Stoll-uitlandsche kapellen vol. 1- plate 015.Edit

Hello Maarten Large blue butterfly is Morpho rhetenor.I changed the description.I rely on [8].Would you like me to fix any necessary changes (slowly)or do you wish to? These figs are sometimes Iconotypes or Figure types [9] Worth mentioning I think Cheers and a Happy New Year Notafly (talk) 08:41, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Cramer and StollEdit

My pleasure.Windy and rainy in Ireland too. Almost like Summer.Notafly (talk) 13:31, 5 January 2012 (UTC)


Used here [10]. Would you be very kind and add works by Edward Donovan some time. Especially the "Epitomes" of Insects of China and India?.Notafly (talk) 09:21, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Very many thanksEdit

That is very kind.See here for China [11]. I find these two works and others by Donovan very appealing. I first saw them in the Royal Irish Academy library in Dublin at a time when they were little known. I imagine they are rare.Certainly they are superb. Talk to you soon.Robert aka Notafly (talk) 11:27, 8 February 2012 (UTC) Weather report Ireland is cold today 6-9C after a warm winter 10-15C.

Greetings againEdit

Dear Maarten, I'm glad to see you in orchids again. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 18:46, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Pandemos pasiphaeEdit

Category:Pandemos pasiphae the two look very different. What do you think? Cheers --Chris.urs-o (talk) 02:08, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

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Permission for photo usageEdit

Dear Marcus,

for our student textbook about Charles Darwin we want to use your nice photo of Catasetum macrocarpum. We kindly ask you for permission to use your photo. Of course your name appears in the list of figures together with a hint of the licence conditions. With best regards Paul

Prof. Paul Wrede Charité-Universitätsmedzin Berlin Molekularbiologie und Bioinformatik Arnimallee 22 14195 Berlin (Germany) -- 16:27, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome! Btw, my first name is Maarten, not Marcus.
Maarten Sepp (talk) 07:27, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

undo revisions on Roman Catholic Church AntakyaEdit

Hi Raspar

You added to some of my pics of the Roman Catholic Church Antakya the category St Peter's Cave Church. But these two churches are absolutely not the same! St Peter's Cave Church is a monument/museum just outside the city of Antakya, while the Roman Catholic Church Antakya is in the old city center and a functioning church and convent. I hope you don't mind if I undo your revisions on these files. Btw, I loved Antakya, a beautiful and very friendly town.

Maarten Sepp (talk) 13:54, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi Maarten. My mistake, sorry. Thanks for your kindly warnings. I am pleased that you love Antakya :) Have a nice day.--Rapsar (talk) 14:07, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Cramer-My mistakeEdit

You are absolutely correct.Many thanks for the correction.Cramer and Stoll is hard work I am sure. I'm still struggling with Meigen's monumental Zweiflugeligen [12] -a lot harder than it was since a major reference is no longer online. Looking forward to seeing the Donovan in due course.It was kind of you to let me know. Have a very good Christmas and New Year.Warm regards at this cold time Notafly (talk) 20:33, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Cramer and Stoll , Orsotriaena medus and Cepheuptychia cephusEdit

This is a confusing (but interesting) puzzle that may take some time to solve.Thanks for drawing my attention to it. seppiania must refer to the publishing/artist family Sepp [13] as I am sure you know. Nice to have that connection.There is an insect named for me.Nice to look at but bad habits.Talk to you soon Robert aka Notafly (talk) 21:41, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Good day Maarten I put an Aide Memoire on the talk page for my reference. My conclusions are

Doris Cramer appears to be a synonym of two species Cepheuptychia cephus and Orsotriaena medus Fabricius, 1775. The only way I can see this being so is thus

Female doris Cramer synonym of Cepheuptychia cephus Fabricius, 1775 Male doris Cramer synonym of Orsotriaena medus Fabricius, 1775

There is a problem with the B M cards and almost all tables of synonymy generally. Usually no explanations are offered and the author, or date, of the synonymy is not given (the 2 cards we are consulting may have different authors at different time. In this case we are not told who wrote the BM cards or the sources of the Funet synonymy. You have properly given your sources as these (GLI and Funet) and that is all we can do for the moment. I will seek expert help and for that we must wait. All the best Robert aka Notafly (talk) 22:00, 4 January 2013 (UTC)


That is lovely work which Donovan surely deserves.Very many thanks.I suggest something like -

  • 1 [illustration and Donovan text of 1798]: Scarabæus Midas, [name in Westwood 1838 revised text]: COPRIS MIDAS (New generic placement).
  • 2 [illustration and Donovan text of 1798]: Scarabæus nasicornis, [assumed name in Westwood 1838 revised text]: ORYCTES RHINOCEROS? (Putative redetermination)
  • - and so on.

You are right not to try for a presently accepted name.In a few non butterfly cases this may be possible but only if a Donovan specimen survives.I will confer with curators on that.The butterflies will be easier. Enjoy your holiday. It is getting warmer in Ireland too.A bit warmer.Very best regards Robert aka Notafly (talk) 16:49, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Insects of China ThankyouEdit

Nice progress Maarten and greatly appreciated Robert aka Notafly (talk) 14:45, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Biodiversity Heritage Library imagesEdit

Hi Maarten

I found the Biodiversity Heritage Library images you've uploaded to Commons, they're great. BHL has many 1000s more images on Flickr under a Commons compatible license, I was going to use Flickr to Commons to move them across. Can you tell me how you uploaded the images?


--Mrjohncummings (talk) 12:21, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

I found the project page and have add some info

Thanks --Mrjohncummings (talk) 13:22, 22 July 2013 (UTC)


Dear Maarten,
I wish you a peaceful and Merry Christmas and for the New Year 2014 all the best for you. I hope we see us in „our orchids“ again and more.
Met de allerbeste groeten. Orchi (talk) 18:20, 23 December 2013 (UTC)


Dear Maarten,
.....with your great work there is a complete book in commons again. Thanks and further good teamwork.
Met de allerbeste groeten. Orchi (talk) 22:13, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your message and for the good teamwork! I'll maybe do some more uploads (from Xenia, also never finished) in the coming weeks.
Greetings, Maarten Sepp (talk) 08:26, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

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Harry Bolus - Orchids of South Africa - volume I (1896)Edit

Xenia II plate 194Edit

Dear Maarten,
I changed the plate 194 with more contrast and hope it is o.k. for you.
Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 11:33, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Orchi, no problem at all, if you find more not-so-good copies please change them for better ones.
Kind greetings, Maarten Sepp (talk) 16:43, 1 March 2014 (UTC)


Dear Maarten,
thanks for your complete Xenia here.
A great and big orchid flowering just today for you:

Met de allerbeste groeten. Orchi (talk) 11:58, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Orchi, I'm also "zufrieden" that it's finished, it's a wonderful and important book. Thanks for the cooperation, also wonderful! I will not be active on Commons for some time but after the summer I'm planning to do some more orchid-plates from other books. Maybe Monographie des Orchidées des îles de France et de Bourbon (1828) or Harry Bolus - Orchids of South Africa. If you have another book in mind, please let me know.
I wish you a beautiful summer!
Kind greetings,
Maarten Sepp (talk) 12:06, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Glad to see you here againEdit

Dear Maarten,
I'm glad to see you here again and your fine photo of the Dactylorhiza romana today.
Ik wou u een vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar 2015.
Cheers. Orchi (talk) 16:51, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Curtis’s Botanical MagazineEdit

Hello, you have uploaded illustrations of Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. That is really very good. I like botanical illustrations much better than photo because they show all important detail. I would like to have that one Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 80 [ser. 3, vol. 10: t. 4775 (1854) W.H. Fitch] for my new de:wiki artikel de:Pitcairnia paniculata. I dont know how it works to upload such illustrations. Would you be so kind to upload that one for me? --BotBln (talk) 16:44, 26 December 2014 (UTC)


Hi, as an active colleague on upload projects, I thought I'd drop you a personal heads-up for my request for adminship, today being the last day for views. RFA's tend to only have a small proportion of the community taking part, so it can be difficult to judge if this is representative.   -- (talk) 13:34, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi Maarten,

Scandor hier.

Op facebook.

Woon op de Filippijnen tegenwoordig, maar ben minstens elke 2 jaar in Suriname.

Mooie foto's van terrestrische europese orchideeen. En vele andere.

Bezocht Marjan een paar keer in de 90tiger Jaren, mocht geen contact met jou maken. Heb toen ook jullie zoon leren kennen.

Daarna weet ik niets meer, maar de herinneringen blijven.

Scandor. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:12, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

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