Re: Brocchinia

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Tue, 8 Feb 1994 15:54:02 GMT+1

> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 1994 06:26:02 -0800
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> Thank you to everyone that had an opinion on the status of
Brocchinia (and
> others) as CP. However, I would like to re-address my questions:
> 1. Does anyone have *useful* information about Brocchinia that they can
> share with me?

It's an easy windowsill grower. In summer you may grow it outside in
temparate climate.
> 2. Does anyone know of a source for specimens of these plants?

I think it's available in Germany. I'll have a look.

> The one additional fact that I received did not come from this board
> even though it seems to be related very strongly to CP. A variety of
> Utriculata can be found growing in the leaves of Brocchinia in the
> wild. Can anyone verify this for me?

The Utricularia you're asking for is U. humboldtii. It grows sometimes
terrestical and sometimes in the water stored by Brocchinea tatei,
another member of the genus Brocchinea. However we also found a
single specimen of U. humboldtii on Ilu Tepui growing in the pitchers of
Heliamphora ionasii. I do not know whether it was found growing in B.