I thought I'd give an update.
Mike Howlett and I drove from Houston TX to Covington LA yesterday, where this threatened stand of S. alata is.
There was great genetic variation, and we tried to rescue as wide a variety as possible. We probably dug about 100 plants or so.
We found S. alata with coppertops, extensive veining, almost no veining, deep red lids, huge lids, small lids, short and squat, tall and lanky...
We also found one lone S. psittacina, and spent a lot of time looking for more.
There were also huge numbers of D. capillaris and D. brevifolia.
Many plants were growing right in bulldozer tracks; they are amazingly resiliant.
I will be mailing out the extra plants to interested growers, but I want to figure out first how to do it... I would like to request donations be made to ICPS in lieu of paying me for postage, but I need to work out the details.
There still are ENORMOUS number of plants in need of rescue!