Re: Brazil in May
I found the remarks about Blue Amaryllis interesting. Worsleya rayneri.
I am going to have to research that one-where it will grow, temperature and
humidity needs, etc.
BTW I live in El Paso, Texas just south of the ORGAN Mountains in New
Mexico and right on the RIO GRANDE. I have found out the same place names
are used in Brazil, but I suspect the climate is a little different.
> >dear friends,
> >i'll be in sao paulo and rio de janeiro in may. i would like to know
> >of botanical interest, nurseries, events to attend in the region. i
> >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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