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From: "Adao Pereira" miguelporto at mail.telepac.pt> on 2001.04.30 at 14:37:28(6320)|
Hellon Ron and all!
This is something that everyone really wants to do, but no one had the
"courage" to write yet!|
Last year I had such an experience but in a small scale. It was just me and
my brother, we went to Costa Rica in search of a spectacular plant,
Equisetum giganteum. We succeeded, we found it and collected some living
material (a few stems) which are now growing in my yard.
But besides the plant I looked for, I saw so many other plants which I knew
that, for other people, would be great - including aroids, zingibers,
Maranthaceae, Heliconiaceae, carnivorous plants, palms, bamboos, orchids....
If there was an expert of each of these in the group, the "expedition" would
be a greater success and we would all learn with each other.
If this dream will come true some day, I'm on it.
And I propose Papua New Guinea as a first destination - the home of the
largest herbaceous plant on earth, a giant banana.
This year, in June, I will be one month in Tanzania, in the jungle. What
plants should I look for? Amorphophallus? Anchomanes?
Hope to hear more feedback.
All the best,
From: Al Wootten awootten at NRAO.EDU> on 2001.04.30 at 18:45:50(6327)|
Adao Pereira writes:
> This year, in June, I will be one month in Tanzania, in the jungle. What
> plants should I look for? Amorphophallus? Anchomanes?
Well, not a plant but as rare as an Amorphophallus in bloom is the solistice
solar eclipse. On the 21st you should look for the solar eclipse, total just
to the south of you in a path crossing Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and
Madagascar. It should be 60-80% total in Tanzania after noon. See:
who will be in Cambridge UK instead :'(
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