> From: Erik Olson <olson at phys_washington.edu>
> Really high light.  Is this the dark red azolla?  (guessing by the 
> name).  I saw that in a California pond store.  Very cool.

It is quite red, although the shaded parts of the plant (edges
etc) are green.

> > a couple of types of
> > Charophytes (a type of macroalgae), one of which has what looks
> > like orange buds); a native Potamogeton; a native species of
> > Lilaeopsis, L.ruthiana, which has cylindrical, tapering leaves
> > (looks heaps cooler than the more flattened leaves of
> > L.novae-zelandiae).
> ...so the question is, can you send some through the mail to the USA?

The Charophytes are quite delicate and I imagine they wouldn't
travel very well.  The Lilaeopsis looks pretty tough though.

What sort of requirements does the USA have at that end,
regarding quarantine etc?  In New Zealand it's almost impossible
to import anything biological without risk assessment studies and
quarantine periods etc.

> > It also turns out that he presented a paper "New Zealand Native
> > Plants For Use In Aquariums And Ponds" at the recent Aquarama in
> > Singapore.  He's sent me an electronic copy, so if there's
> > interest, I could whip it into HTML suitable for putting on the
> > Krib.
> Please!  Even if you can't put it in HTML, I'll put it up there.  HTML's 
> become a second language for me as of late. :)

OK, John also says that there were slides accompanying his
presentation, and that we could get prints made and scanned in if
you want.

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