CP trips in Brazil

Fernando Rivadavia Lopes (ferndriv@usp.br)
Fri, 4 Aug 1995 17:51:12 -0500 (CDT)

Hi folks!

I just arrived today from the state of Bahia, northeastern
Brazil, where I spent around 2 weeks CP hunting. In early July I went to
the state of Minas Gerais and spent about the same amount of time
visiting various places. I saw tons of Drosera, Utrics, and Genlisea and
there's lots to tell. I'll write some notes about the most interesting
species seen during these trips over the next few days or weeks, however
long it takes. I've just missed out on the first week of class and have
some catching up to do.
In Minas Gerais I saw D.montana (a few varieties), D.graminifolia,
D.chrysolepis, D.communis, D.villosa, G.filiformis, G.violacea,
U.reniformis, U.neottioides, U.subulata, U.pubescens, U.amethystina,
U.nervosa, U.nana, U.gibba, U.tricolor, U.trichophylla, U.cucullata, and
probably a few others I can't remember now. In Bahia I saw
D.chrysolepis, D.montana, D.communis, D.villosa, a new Drosera I've
found at various other places in Brazil, the hybrid of this new species
with D.montana, U.gibba, U.subulata, U.tricolor, U.amethystina, U.nana,
U.flaccida, U.purpureocaerulea, U.blanchetti, U.parthenopipes, a possible
new species similar to U.nephrophylla, U.longifolia, G.aurea,
G.filiformis, a new species similar to G.violacea which I discovered in
Bahia 2 1/2 years ago, and the fantastic G.uncinata, which was known only
from the TYPE collection from 1980. For now I'll only say that the
latter is surely the largest species in the genus without doubt, beating
G.aurea in all respects (except maybe flower size)! While the flowers
scapes.....!!! and the traps........!!!
I'll leave you guys drooling for now and write more when I get
the time! See ya!

Fernando Rivadavia
Sao Paulo, Brazil