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by derrick.rowe
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Anthorrhiza
Replies: 0
Views: 895

Anthorrhiza

Photos of Anthorrhiza species are now starting to appear on the WWW for the very first time. Facebook users may access this one posted primarily as a teaser. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=857260437681746&set=gm.782972845162658&type=3&theater Others may wait until the FREE e/journal xerophi...
by derrick.rowe
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Public displays of Myrmecophytes (ant-plants)
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

Re: Public displays of Myrmecophytes (ant-plants)

Wow, your display sounds fascinating and may have the potential to change the future interests of young inquiring minds, a product that Britain has been so enormously successful in producing. Sulawesi is the center of diversity of the weird but aesthetic Lecanopteris ant-ferns, which would add great...
by derrick.rowe
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Public displays of Myrmecophytes (ant-plants)
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

Re: Public displays of Myrmecophytes (ant-plants)

Hello Jozoo. This program will not allow me to post photos from my computer. However, there are many habitat images and lots of reliable information on http://myrmecodia.invisionzone.com/ Aurelien the curator at the Nancy Botanical Garden who is much better informed about species in cultivation than...
by derrick.rowe
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Myrmecodia?
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Myrmecodia?

As your plant matures compare it with good images of the northern form of M. beccarii. Diagnostic features are comparatively deep and well rimmed stem alveoli (the pits from which flowers and fruit emerge) and whitish fruits. The white flowers in your image are also a diagnostic.
by derrick.rowe
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Myrmecodia?
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Myrmecodia?

Yes, it is certainly a Myrmecodia but being a juvenile and with no record of its country of origin, I am hesitant to apply a specific name. These tuberous epiphytic plants are all from the tropics with most species in popular cultivation from lowland regions; therefore, they need warmth, preferably ...
by derrick.rowe
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Public displays of Myrmecophytes (ant-plants)
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

Re: Public displays of Myrmecophytes (ant-plants)

Thank you jozoo this is most helpful. I can now list almost as many zoos as botanical gardens cultivating myrmecophytes in the UK. Continental Europe and the USA seem to be far ahead of the UK in regard to the public interest in these truly weird plants. Yet British and and one Irish academic are wo...
by derrick.rowe
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Public displays of Myrmecophytes (ant-plants)
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

Re: Public displays of Myrmecophytes (ant-plants)

Thank you jfabiao for these leads. I certainly expect that Kew has myrmecophytes in its collections but it would be very interesting to know what they are. Ant-plants are not well known outside of a very tiny section of academia. On past visits to Kew,I was only dimly aware of these weird plants (I ...
by derrick.rowe
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Public displays of Myrmecophytes (ant-plants)
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

Public displays of Myrmecophytes (ant-plants)

Public Displays of Myrmecophytes (Ant-Plants) numbers of which are xerophytic if not succulent. Can anyone add to this list. Australia. Australian National Botanic Gardens, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Myrmecodia beccarii is on display along with some native humus impounding ferns in the ...
by derrick.rowe
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Carpobrotus
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Carpobrotus

It seems the name C. aequilaterus is nom nud, (a naked name) one without a valid type description thus it is an illegal taxon. http://www.tropicos.org/Name/40001772?tab=subordinatetaxa http://www.tropicos.org/Name/700014 C. chilensis seems to be an accepted name but I cannot check the actual type de...