Gladiolus robertsoniae

Peter Taggart
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:08:51 PST
From what has been said in the discussion of this species  and the pictures
and report in the link to the ?Penroc newsletter, as well as all the
pictures, the plant is producing plenty of seeds and its restricted numbers
are due to the limited habitat still available to it. G robertsoniae seems
to be producing plenty of seed, most of which is blown into cattle pasture
where it can not grow. I don't see any ethical problem in sowing some of
the seed in cultivation because aparently lack of seed is not the issue for
this plant!
Peter (UK)

On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 3:56 AM, Tim Chapman <>wrote:

> Where is it said there is a single tiny population??  There are several
> known locations however cattle grazing, farming, competition from
> introduced weeds habitat loss, etc are responsible for its scarcity and
> decline.  The people offering the small amount of seed are also the ones
> trying to preserve this species.  I seriously doubt they would do anything
> to jeopardize the wild populations when obviously they are working towards
> the opposite.
> Tim Chapman
> On Nov 17, 2011, at 8:55 PM, Alberto Castillo <>
> wrote:
> >
> > If they are rare species living as a single tiny population should
> people buy it

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