Mauro Peixoto's BRAZILPLANTS Support Club

Shelley Gage s.gage100@hotmail.com
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:07:31 PDT
I had an amazing two weeks with Mauro. His brief was to show me as many Hippeastrums in the wild as possible and this he did. It was a fantastic trip and of course I saw many other amazing plants too. I hope to do the trip again in the next couple of years. I also spent some time at Lorenzi's Plantarum which was a wonderful experience.  I thoroughly recommend a trip to see both.
Shelley Gage Queensland.
 
> From: wpoulsen@pacbell.net
> Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:06:34 -0700
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [pbs] Mauro Peixoto's BRAZILPLANTS Support Club
> 
> Some of you may have visited Mauro Peixoto's Brazilplant website <http://www.brazilplants.com/menu.html> 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 <http://www.brazilplants.com/club.html>. 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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