Mauro Peixoto's BRAZILPLANTS Support Club

Karl Church
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:40:18 PDT
Thanks Lee

I will definitely be joining the club.

On Sep 12, 2014 11:06 AM, "Lee Poulsen" <> wrote:

> Some of you may have visited Mauro Peixoto's Brazilplant website <
>> or even ordered seeds from him
> from that website. He has an amazing set of plants growing in his
> shadehouses and greenhouses and on his property as well. He also goes on
> many botanizing trips looking for new species and tries to produce as much
> seed of all of his selections as possible. He is also very good friends
> with Harri Lorenzi who has opened an amazing botanical garden in Nova
> Odessa called Jardim Botânico Plantarum which also supports looking for new
> species, including bulbs. If you ever get a chance to visit Brazil,
> especially around São Paulo, you should contact Mauro and ask to go see his
> place. It is a plant wonderland. He also is in the business of taking
> people on botanical tours and birding tours but you'll have to get in touch
> with him for details about that.
> In any case, I was asking/teasing him about why he has so many Gesneriads
> and not as many bulb species, and he told me it was because he had so many
> supporters who were Gesneriad lovers and Gesneriad-related clubs, and not
> as many who were bulb lovers or amaryllid lovers, and if more people were
> egging him on to look for bulb species or produce more bulb seeds (and
> buying them), he would spend more time doing so. So I asked him to put
> together a web page explaining his support club that he has had going for
> several years now, so I could point people to that page so as not to break
> the PBS list rules. If you're interested in supporting his efforts, take a
> look at <>. It's a really good deal.
> (Now if we could just get local people to set up a similar kind of thing
> in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador!)
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
> Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m
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