When I was visiting the campus of Southern Illinois U (Carbondale) this
last July, I saw a pond in which is growing some species of Marsilea, and
from which I was told by my host they regularly harvest sporocarps that
"perform" well. So maybe "direct" suppliers are the way to go?
At 05:45 PM 11/5/2003 -0000, \"Perry, Jim\" wrote:
>Folks, this seems obvious to me, but what I would do is locate in the
>Botanical Society of America (or other botanical organization)
>membership list a taxonomist or a morphologist from a place where
>Marsilea grows and ask that person if s/he would collect sporocarps for
>me. I would be willing to pay for the effort to get them. Alternatively,
>a major botanical garden might supply them. (Someone, with a strong
>environmental ethic so that over harvesting was prevented, could make a
>bit of a cottage industry of this and "advertise" [ahem] on plant-ed.)
>>It is not very likely that plant-ed reaches the people who could really
>find them, so my method goes to a more likely source.