Geissorhiza Research Update

Steven Hart
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:53:34 PDT
Hello Evan,  I have loved your threads, photographs & information, & wish
you success in your quest for knowledge. I have two comments & hope you see
a little lateral thinking here. I smiled when i saw your line "Geissorhiza
is mimicking the Babiana to steal its pollinators"

Ive been interested in evolution of plants for over 45 years since a child
when i visited NZ & started my journey with plants from growing moss &
lichen from spores. I have geissorhizas grown from seed to flower, although
i specialize in Australian Crinums & enjoy following their evolutionary
pathways across our vast deserts & surrounds.

Perhaps what you are seeing is not mimicry of Babiana, but a simple
parallel evolution of both of these plants to their available pollinators &
specific environmental conditions ;)
I am also a great advocate for conservation & would love to see rare
species, studied but not removed & dried as samples.

Best of luck Steven

On 23 September 2017 at 07:13, Evan Eifler <> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I wanted to pass along another update on my field research and remind you
> that there's *one week left* of my crowdfunding campaign with ~$2,000 left
> to go so if you were considering pledging to support my research, now's the
> time! Thank you to those of you who have already donated. Here's the link -
> the-cape-floristic-region/labnotes
> I've pasted the text of my update below, but please check out the update on
> my campaign's website to see photos -
> I'm currently very busy with fieldwork and the campaign, but I will add
> photos to the wiki as soon as I have a chance.
> Anyway, enjoy! And as always, let me know if you have any questions or
> comments.
> Evan
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Steven : )
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