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RE: "Where the Red Fern Grows"


John,

If you haven't already, you might like to read this before you go:

Oaxaca Journal (National Geographic Directions) (Paperback)
by Oliver Sacks

Holly Forbes

At 02:02 PM 11/7/2005, you wrote:
>What species is the one you are calling Selaginella? It is stunnig!
>
>John
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net] On Behalf Of
>Winter, Wim de
>Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 4:51 PM
>To: ferns@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [ferns] "Where the Red Fern Grows"
>
>Brian,
>
>Just as an illustration:
>
>http://pics.cig.canon-europe.com/priv/9AF282E36519F01BAD117DF4EFD1FF9F.jpg
>
>http://pics.cig.canon-europe.com/priv/4965F4238E591F8AAD117DF40A4210AF.jpg
>
>I haven't tried to identify them yet; in case of the Blechnum it was in fact
>the Selaginella below that I was interested in..
>
>Wim
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From:   owner-ferns@hort.net on behalf of Brian Swale
>Sent:   Mon 07-Nov-05 21:56
>To:     Tom Stuart; ferns@hort.net
>Cc:
>Subject:        Re: [ferns] "Where the Red Fern Grows"
>Hi everybody,
>
>Thanks to all and especially to Tom Stuart to a full and lucid explanation
>of
>the Red Fern saga.
>
>I had suspected something like this might be at the bottom of it all, but
>not
>to the degree revealed.
>
>Yes, I know about red Blechnums, especially when growing in very nutrient-
>poor sites, and I'll throw in the name of another genus for good measure -
>Doodia - which also frequently has ruddy fronds when new..
>
>Many thanks.
>
>I'll be interested to have the response from the source of the query that
>started this.
>
>Brian Swale
>
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