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Thread: Fernando Rivadavia In Mexico

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    I just had a nice letter from Fernando Rivadavia, the intrepid explorer and taxonomist responsible for introducing so many of the Brasilian Drosera species into cultivation and author of several new species. He writes,

    "Life in Mexico has been interesting so far. Other than doing some "regular" tourism, I've been going Ping hunting every weekend, driving up to 1400km per weekend. I've seen tons of P.moranensis,
    > P.heterophylla,
    > P.crenatiloba, P.lilacina, P.macrophylla, P.agnata,
    > P.crassifolia,
    > P.acuminata, and P.parvifolia and/or P.oblongiloba,
    > as well as U.livida."

    He mentioned as well publishing an account soon on Eric's "World of Pinguicula' ,so I for one am looking forward to this! Nag him Eric!

    Oh,what a life he leads!
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    What a life he and many others lead! Getting to travel the world and hunt for CPs. Gyah! What an amazing life! And I'll probably never see a CP of any kind in the wild. *sigh*

    I think I am in the wrong field. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Actually, I am NOT in a field which is the problem. I'm stuck in an office.

    But that is why all you intrepid explorers must post pics and accounts so we not-so-luckies can drool and dream. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    PlantAKiss,

    I totally understand what you're feeling. Sometimes, sitting here at my desk, I wonder what it would be like to fly to other countries in search of CPs. And to do it because it's your career! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    DOH!

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    Yup. Can you even IMAGINE that being your JOB? lol Getting paid to galavant the world and see beautiful, amazing things. Geesh. Some people get all the luck. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] (A lot of hard work more so than luck but still...).
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    I wait for a picture CD from him as well as from a Mexican friend. Ed. Read is also very active. We will normally have many pictures (and the picture of P. lilacina flowering too - see old post -)

    Here is the post card of Fernando
    Fernando's postcard (1)

    And some pictures on P. moranensis var neovolcanica
    Pinguicula moranensis var neovolcanica

    To see the latest chages see this link
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    Pictures are in fact also added in the specific species pages.

    For exemple, here is an update with Pinguicula heterophylla in wild (pictures of my friend Ruben from Mexico). Very impressive.

    Pinguicula heterophylla

    So keep an eye opened... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]
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    I always enjoy the website, Eric. I go there often to see what's new and read up on everything. Thanks for putting so much work into it. Its very useful information and beautiful photos. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Very nice indeed Eric! wow! 30 cm in diameter! And I thought my P.gigantea or moranensis var. caudata impresive (the last one got 7-8" in diameter recently). Your site is the reference about Pings, without any doubts :P

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