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Save an aquatic plant
>>From: "Art Giacosa" <company at natureaquarium_com>
>>To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
>>Subject: Help save an aquatic plant
>>Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 22:37:35 -0500
>>Over the years, I have become interested in trying to minimize the damage
>>caused by careless collectors and industry in general to the habitats of our
>>beloved aquatic plants. I collect and try to propogate plants that are in
>>danger of becoming extinct. It's my small way of helping out.
>>I have recently become aware that a rare plant is now available in the U.S.
>>Specimens were collected in order to be photographed for a book and now are
>>available to the hobbyists. Because this plant's habitat is in danger, the
>>plant is rarely available. Frankly, I would prefer that this plant not be
>>purchased by people that don't know how to cultivate it since there are so
>>few. "Sorry newbies, but it's the truth" I was hoping some of the more
>>experienced APDers would take an interest and try to cultivate it for the
>>benefit of the hobby.
>>The plant is Echinodorus horizontalis. It's a beautiful plant. You can
>>find reference to it in Kasselmann's book and in the Rataj book. It is
>>available through All Aquatic Plants at
>>www.malloftheworld.com/aquarium/pricelst.htm. I do know that there are
>>some European aquarists trying to propogate it.
>>Art Giacosa, Help Center
>>Nature Aquarium Imports, L.C.
>>Exclusive U.S. distributor for Aqua Design Amano