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« on: November 06, 2014, 02:44:12 »

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I visited this beach for many years and I have witnessed a radical transformation that was imposed by urban expansion. Before the forest was completely destroyed I saw there several species of Vriesea eTillandsia. Some Neoregelia, Quesnelia, Canistrum and Nidularium.
The satellite photos show the transformation

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 10:06:28 »

It is heartbreaking to see such development at the cost of the natural environment. Thanks for posting those pictures, Reginaldo.

I have always maintained that before an area is bulldozed, plant collectors should be allowed to salvage as many species as possible. Genetic diversity is dwindling and many species are lost before they are even found. A true loss to all mankind.

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 10:11:58 »

Reginaldo were you allowed to collect plants before they were bulldozed?
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 17:25:33 »

Thanks for the comments.

Sunshine_Qld -Yes, in the morning I went to the beach and the afternoon I walked the streets that were being opened and collected some bromeliads that seemed different. Usually I only identified the species later when the plant bloomed. My collection of bromeliads started this way.
But I would have had much more time to know better the plants that location.
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