Viewing post #649407 by tropicbreeze
|Put it this way LariAnn, I don't think sane/level headed people have as much fun in life. So many plants have started out being fairly inconspicuous but through people's imagination have been developed into something quite special.
I've two Typhonium species that grow on my place, but are small. One I've potted up but the other I've only ever found one specimen so don't want to jeopardise it (might be the last remaining one in existence).
About 4 others I've found out bush are also potted up but still not identified. One of them Alistair Hay thinks is a new undescribed species, from photos I've shown him. I've managed to get samples in spirit of all of them that I'm taking to the herbarium for identification.
One of the big problems here is feral pigs. They smell the flowers, dig up the tubers and eat them leaving only the leaves and flowers. Later I've noticed they were even getting the young unflowering plants as well. They're so thorough they completely clean out whole areas.
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