Tecophilaea Cyanocrocus

steven hart hartsentwine.australia@gmail.com
Sun, 04 Sep 2011 18:07:23 PDT
Thanks Alberto
That is incredible i am so happy attempts were made. Nature can be
surprising, perhaps the small numbers will make a comeback given time i
hope. It is a true gift those who donated seeds, they must feel very proud
to have been part of such an effort. I admire them... Everyone's comments
have been absolutely fascinating ! I'm enjoying this learning
On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 5:10 PM, Alberto Castillo

> Steve, back in the early 1990s a reintroduction program was started with
> six people from the U. S. and one from France donating seeds. The plants
> were raised here and the corms sent to Chile to reintroduce in the wild. As
> with so many other attempts it was a failure as the young seedlings were
> unable to survive in the wild. A number of other attempts would have
> probably been successful once the knack was found but there were too many
> plants to look after here over there. The generosity of those people was
> fantastic: note that back there T. cyanocrocus was a real rarity and seed
> was priced and scarce.

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