Mauro Peixoto of coming to California

Karl Church
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:13:39 PDT
Thanks Lee,

Keep us informed regarding any plans for the 8 or 9.

Karl Church
On Jun 25, 2015 1:58 PM, "Lee Poulsen" <> wrote:

> If any of you are interested, Mauro Peixoto who runs the
> website of photos and sells seeds of all kinds of native Brazilian plants
> including a lot of geophytes, has been sponsored by some gesneriad people
> to come speak in Northern California on July 4 and in Southern California
> on July 10. His talks will of course be gesneriad-oriented (although there
> are a number of gesneriads that form tubers), he told me he will be more
> than happy to meet bulb people and talk about bulbs, both Brazilian and
> otherwise, at either event. (He told me to warn you that there will only be
> 2 Amaryllids in each presentation, Worsleya and one Hippeastrum!)
> He is also planning on visiting the Huntington Gardens on one of his days
> down south. He's hoping it's either July 8 or 9. We will try to organize a
> get-together for that as well.
> Details for the two presentation are as follows:
> July 4, 10:30-11:30 am at the Gesneriad Convention at the Marriott Oakland
> City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland CA 94607
> July 10, 7:30-9:00 pm at the South Bay Begonia Society meeting at Dana
> Middle School Auditorium, 5504 W. 135th St., Hawthorne, CA (Donation $5.00)
> I got to visit Mauro several times while working on a project in Brazil a
> couple of years ago, and he is (as many plant people are) one of the
> coolest people. He took me on some quick hikes to various areas near his
> home and down at the coast to look at various cool native plants (including
> various Alstroemeria species and we even found a Hippeastrum reticulatum
> var striatifolium in a coastal forest not more than 500 yards from the
> Atlantic Ocean), and a longer trip to Harri Lorenzi's absolutely beautiful
> botanical garden Jardim Botânico Plantarum where I got to see some
> Griffinia unlike any that I've seen or seen photos of elsewhere. And his
> shadehouses are packed full of the most amazing collection of geophytes and
> plants from all over Brazil. (In particular, Hippeastrums, Griffinias,
> Worsleyas, and Neomaricas.) Neat guy.
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
> Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m
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