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From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2003.02.01 at 17:30:41(9915)

does anyone know if any Rapateaceae are in cultivation?

tsuh yang

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2003.02.02 at 07:42:46(9917)
Hi Tsuh Yang,

During our trip to Fr. Guyana a couple years ago, we saw and collected what
we understood to be the two known species in this genus, they both grew like
an aquatic in shallow pools of swampy water, both had very delicate yellow
blooms, and there should be some phoros around of both. One was
particularly attractive, it grew in a fan-like shape much like a minature
traveller`s 'palm' with mottled petioles, the other was clump-like and could
have been misidentified as a grass or narrow-leaf Bromeliad sp.. To the
best on my knowledge they did not survive cultivation.

Julius Boos

From: "Bob Smoley" bsmoley at pgh.net> on 2003.02.13 at 21:22:27(9978)

Bob Smoley

From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2003.02.14 at 15:38:24(9981)

Strange earthling must specify full DNA coding. Rapataceae has no
spadix.... alien alert!

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