6 responses to “Thismia megalongensis”

  1. Wendy Cutler

    Thanks for that last link to what one would see (or not) walking though the forest. That makes this photo even more wondrous.

  2. Connie Hoge

    “The world is so full of a number of things,
    I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings!”
    Robert Louis Stevenson

  3. Trella

    Such a tiny treasure to greet any keen eyes looking for beauty!

  4. Ken Beath

    We found them, there were three, only because we were looking for fungi as part of a foray, and were carefully searching the forest floor. Luckily as well someone knew what they were.

  5. Adolf Ceska

    North American continent had its Thismia as well. Thismia americana was discovered and described by Norma Pfeiffer in the Chicago area:
    http://www.indefenseofplants.com/blog/2015/3/12/an-extinction-in-chicago
    See also MOHLENBROCK, R. H. 1983. Where Have All the Wild flowers Gone?
    MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York. 239 p.
    Also, read the fascinating article by Robrt Mohlenbrock on Norma Pfeiffer and her discovery of Thismia americana:
    http://www.ill-inps.org/images/pub/Erigenia_No_05_Feb1985.pdf

  6. Wendy

    The letter from Norma Pfeiffer was fascinating, a first-hand account of what turned out to be quite a longterm relationship with this tiny elusive flower. How intriguing can be the lives and incidents of the race of botanists. And how sad it can be to say goodby to the companionship of a species so undefended and ephemeral.

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