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#1 kisscool_38

 
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 10:01 AM

Hello all

I'm looking for some photos of that protocarnivorous species. Does anyone have photos in the wild or in botanical gardens? I'm looking also for a determination key of the genera Paepalanthus, I have to identifie some specimens next week.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 10:36 AM

I'm looking for some photos of that protocarnivorous species. Does anyone have photos in the wild or in botanical gardens?


This is the only (perhaps) reliable image found with a quick Google search.

http://www.natureetp...aepalanthus.htm

I'm looking also for a determination key of the genera Paepalanthus, I have to identifie some specimens next week.


Good luck! I read that there are something like 500 species.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 11:11 AM

This is the only (perhaps) reliable image found with a quick Google search.

http://www.natureetp...aepalanthus.htm


That's the only one I found too. Not very relevant for determination, I'll do with that.

Good luck! I read that there are something like 500 species.



Thank you. That's the same for Tillandsia but for those, keys are available. Perhaps, there is one for the Paepalanthus genera, I hope.

Thanks for your answer Aidan.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 22:56 PM

Flora Mesoamericana is available online and covers many of the species. http://mobot.org will get you into the Missouri Botanic Gardens searchable database where I think there is a short key, and access to a number of other useful databases. If you have problems finding the site, use a search engine for 'Flora Mesoamericana', 'mobot' or 'Tropicos'.
All the best (Paepalanthus are rather obscure!)
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 11:39 AM

Oh great! Thank you John, that's interesting.