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  Bognera recondita
From: Mattlagem at aol.com on 2002.11.20 at 17:20:11(9623)
Hi, just wondering if anyone out there is growing this plant or know of a
source (of Bognera recondita). I also wanted to add the Anchomanes dalzielii
seeds I recieved a couple of months back have germinated (at least one so
far). Thanks again Wilbert!
Michael Mattlage

From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2002.11.20 at 23:17:56(9624)
Dear Michael,

As far as I know, I am the only one in whole world growing Bognera
recondita. It is extremely difficult to grow, and only produces up to 3
leaves per year. I brought back probably 20 rhizomes from the field (it is
quite abundant locally), but less than 8 are still alive and growing right
now. It goes well with a mixture of coarse sand, sphagnum and humus rich
soil. Unfortunately it is impossible (better to say, it is illegal) to send
plants out of Brazil, so I can?t be considered a potential source.

Very best wishes,


Eduardo G. Goncalves

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.11.21 at 01:50:56(9627)
I don`t believe anyone here in the USA has this small plant. You may be
interested to know that last Sept. at the Miami IAS show, Eduardo Goncalves,
the recepient of the Monroe Birdsey Award for excellence, showed us a slide
of this reportedly rare plant in the wild, in that slide the population
literally covered the jungle floor like a ground cover, hundreds or
thousands of plants! So in its native habitat and under good conditions it
can be a very common plant. If you find it here in the USA please let me
know, I would not mind adding this one to my group of aroid 'oddities'.

Julius Boos

From: Mattlagem at aol.com on 2002.11.21 at 20:11:44(9634)
Thanks for your responses, I wish I would have been able to see that slide
lecture given by Eduardo but unfortunately after the sale I had circumstances
arise and was unable to attend the nights' events. It aways seems like the
ones I really want are the ones the least attainable (lol). Oh well, It is
good to hear that at least one person is growing it with some success.
Thanks again, Michael Mattlage
p.s.--- just noticed a second sprout on those Anchomanes seedlings!!!

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