Date: 04 Mar 1999 13:29:19 Z From: Loyd Wix <Loyd.Wix@unilever.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: <aabcdefg665$foo@default> Subject: Pings in Spain
>I'll be in Spain from the 4th-18 May. I am going to be
>heading south from Madrid (itinary to be decided) and then
>up to Cantabria/Picos de Europa staying close to Santander.
>I hope it'll be a good time to see pings flowering, would
>anyone recommend any places in particular to visit? In the
>south I would love to see Drosophyllum.
In the Cantabrican mountains you will find P.grandiflora and
P.vulgaris though you've got plenty of these growing on your
own door step! You will notice that the Cantabrican
P.grandiflora are probably a darker coloured flower than
you're used to. If you can head East to the Pyrennees and to
the Ordessa National Park you will find P.longifolia ssp
longifolia - there is also the peculiar Rio Ara plants
(possible P.l.ssp.l/P.g. interograde). Heading South depends
on your itinerary but there are plenty more Pings to see,
the recently described P.mundi,
P.l.dertosensis/P.dertosensis the 'Hoz de Beteta' Pinguicula
not forgetting the giant P.vallisneriifolia and if you go to
the very far south - P.nevardensis.
The long leafed Pinguicula are cliff or gorge dwelling so
inhabiting a quite different environments to your native
Gordon Wells in Madrid is probably a good contact for
Drosophyllum - I seem to remember him visiting sights for
this species some years ago. (Gordon send me your address
and those seed will be in the post.)
Let me know if you need further info.
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