Bromeliad societies

Fernando Rivadavia Lopes (
Sun, 11 Jun 1995 20:22:35 -0300 (EST)

I was wondering if any of you out there also collect bromeliads
and could send me the e-mail addresses of any bromeliad discussion groups.
I'd like to contact bromeliad collectors here in Brazil, in hopes of
finding someone who has seen U.nelumbifolia in the wild growing inside
bromeliads (and maybe even U.reniformis, which supposedly also grows in
bromeliads in a few places) and who could take me to one of these sites in
the near future. I've been to a mountain range in the state of Rio de
Janeiro where this species has been collected, but had no luck and found
none. I've just sent a letter to the Brazilian Bromeliad Society, but who
knows when I'll get answer?! I've been using e-mail for less than 2 months
and am already completely impatient with snail-mail!!


Fernando Rivadavia
Sao Paulo, Brazil