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#1 Fernando Rivadavia

 
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Posted 22 April 2006 - 16:52 PM

Hello to all,

Does anybody know if Aldrovanda from the Okavango Delta, Botswana, is presently in cultivation (or was in the past)?

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Fernando Rivadavia

#2 Markus Berg

 
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Posted 23 April 2006 - 11:13 AM

Hi,

Valentin has a

A.vesiculosa "Dark red subtropical Clone" {Okawango swamp; Botswana; Africa}
on his growlist:

http://www.cpukforum...hlight=growlist

Maybe you should contact him.

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Markus

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 02:11 AM

Hello Markus!

Thanks for the reply! It appears the Czechs sell this form. So now I have a different question: does anybody know who was responsible for the introduction of this form to cultivation? Does anybody have info on the ecology of Aldrovanda in the Okavango?

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Fernando Rivadavia

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 16:04 PM

Emailed you privately....

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:54 AM

Fernando,
You could try contacting the Biology department at the University of Botswana. When I was in Botswana (1989-1995) they had an extensive herbarium of local plants. Whether this includes aldrovanda I don't know, but it's worth a try.

David C.

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 22:16 PM

Thanks for the tip!!! ;)

FR

#7 Alexander Nijman

 
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 04:59 AM

Maybe Aldrovanda grows in those channels and pools made by Hippothamus and in this way survives the dry season in the Okavango.

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Alexander