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Re: Brazil in May

>dear friends,
>i'll be in sao paulo and rio de janeiro in may.  i would like to know places
>of botanical interest, nurseries, events to attend in the region.  i intend to
>visit the botanical garden in rio and possibly the burle-marx sitio.  any
>other places/tips?  thanks.
>tsuh yang chen, nyc

	Not aroid, but you should make a trip to the Organ mountains (near
Rio) and see the only location for the incredible amaryllid  Worsleya
Rayneri which grows in nearly bare rock. This 'Blue Amaryllis' get some 5
to 8 ft tall and is endemic to only a couple nearby location. Endangered
and protected in Brazil it is worth a pilgrimage.

	best		Jim W.

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