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Aurélien

Some pictures from Nancy

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Hello all,

 

Today I take some pictures of the collection of ant-plants in cultivation at Nancy BG (as I promise about 1 year ago).

 

Hydnophytiinae :

 

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Hydnophytum cf. moseleyanum

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Myrmecodia platytyrea subsp. ?

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Myrmecodia cf. tuberosa 'muelleri'

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Some Hydnophytiinae recently mounted in cork. I put it several weeks at horizontal to ensure a good rooting. I hang them when they begin a new growth.

 

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Ant-associated Tillandsia :

 

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T. intermedia

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/483404P1130011.jpg

 

Ant-associated orchids (two species of Myrmecophila):

 

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/910993P1130007.jpg

 

Lecanopteris and Dischidia:

 

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/348631P1130015.jpg

 

Lecanopteris on barks:

 

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/430555P1130016.jpg

 

Microgramma megalophylla

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/296827P1130018.jpg

 

Dischidia cf. cleistantha (received as D. platyphylla)

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/177761P1130020.jpg

 

Non-epiphytic ant-plants:

 

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/514088P1130014.jpg

 

Tococa guianensis

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/347064P1130019.jpg

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Frank   

Thanks Aurelien for posting the great photos.  You certainly seem to have a significant amount of space and resources dedicated to ant-plants!  Congratulations.  

 

I read in your introduction that you have about 80 taxa of Rubiaceous ant-plants at Nancy.  Never having visited the European gardens how does your ant-plant collection fit in - in comparison to the other European gardens?  i guess my perception is that Leiden is the "mother ship" for Rubiaceous ant-plants there.  I have seen some photos that suggest Kew and Bonn may be displaying significant ant-plants - is that true?.  Can you lay out for us what other gardens in Europe are big into ant-plants along with Nancy and Leiden?

 

Thanks,  Frank

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