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    The possibility of a new genus would indeed be exciting. New plants and animals are being discovered all the time. There is so much in this great world of ours, we don't know it all YET. But it does take more than a sighting to determine that. However intriguing and exciting, it remains speculation 'til proven--but speculation is the seed of all great discoveries! If mankind did not speculate, we'd probably still think the world is flat. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    As with the new jellyfish discovery, there will much exploring, collecting and testing to be done in order to determine if indeed it is a "new plant" and to get it classified. They are still trying to figure out how to classify the new jelly (very interesting looking creature too).

    I hope this issue can be explored further in the wild. Troy, may be you can hop that 'copter! It will be interesting to see what might develop.

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    Quote (monkeyman @ June 24 2003,10:33)
    I think it is very possible that what Tim saw was a carnivorous plant or something very close to that. But this is most likely a case of co-evolution (I forgot the proper term). So the plant Tim saw probably wasn't related to Sarracenia but had adapted the same survival strategy. I.E. Using funnel shaped leaves to lure and catch insects. If Tim could describe the plants and their habitat in detail then maybe we could start to build a picture of them. I'm more than willing to make a couple sketches and post them here. I just need some input.

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    P.S. Tim, I could have sworn you lived in Arizona. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Maybe not to catch insects, but to catch water?

    Oh, and that's micro-evolution [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    I think it is very possible that what Tim saw was a carnivorous plant or something very close to that. But this is most likely a case of co-evolution (I forgot the proper term). [/QUOTE]

    Monkeyman, Spec, I think the term is "convergent evolution."

    BTW, Tim, if you need bodyguards, I'll be oh-so happy to volunteer my services... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] HIIIIIII YA!

    That would really be cool if you could find a whole new genus.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I too read that Tim beleived he had found something incredible at least a month ago on his website, and figured, when more comes out, it will sweept through the CP communitIES like a wild fire.

    I admit, I am always easily drawn in to the idea that there is something new lurking out there, waiting to be discovered. It's pretty darn cool. I hope someone substantiates Tim's observation with photographic evidence (at the very least) in the near future. Introducing seed into the community, or getting a plant or two into the hands of the ICPS or another respected community would be a great thing. (I don't support poaching, but everything has to get into cultivation soemtime, and with the possible danger involved in merely visiting this plant just once, it seems that would be ideal.)

    I don't think there is any need for this topic to degrade, it's a pretty darned interesting topic, and who knows? maybe Tim will have a new Genus named after him someday soon?
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    *laughter* Yeah.. I'll be a bodyguard too! I'm 6' 1" tall and people say I'm intimidating.. besides.. I'm an excellent shot [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] LOL

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    Quote (Tim @ June 24 2003,12:20)
    Dustin, except for a certain young girl, you have been chided for passing false information more than anyone else on this forum. The only time I have seen Rob Cantley rebuke anyone strongly was you, so your charge of lying will not be taken seriously by anyone who's opinion matters to me.

    Regards[/QUOTE]
    I can see you cannot take a joke. While I like to have a good time I see I cannot kid around with some people.

    FYI, Mr. Cantley has never critizised me, just corrected me and enlightened me more in this hobby.

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