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Old 01-14-2014, 02:58 PM   #1
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Extremely Rare Water Lily Stolen


Nymphaea thermarum is the world's smallest water lily--so small, that it is the only water lily known to grow in damp mud rather than in water--and one of the rarest plants in the world. A single specimen from a collection of about 30 plants was recently stolen from the Kew Gardens in London. The plant is said to be 'priceless' due to its rarity.

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Old 01-14-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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FOR SALE: Nymphaea thermarum

I had a great trip to London last week.


This is actually a tragedy. Somebody probably stole it to spite the gardens and killed the plant. If somebody would do that for a lily, its sad what they would do to other plants.
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I bet we could put a price on it!! ;P
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Oh man. I was gonna go see that sometime soon.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:55 PM   #5
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FOR SALE: Nymphaea thermarum

I had a great trip to London last week.
I see you're working on your first class ticket to the underworld. :P
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:10 PM   #6
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Oh man. I was gonna go see that sometime soon.
They've got more of them(though not many!)... It sounds like whoever stole it took the time to carefully remove it. Hopefully they did their homework on habitat requirements too. hahaha...
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Apparently they were working on getting it commercialized.

I bet you guys we'll have them in our tanks within 5-10 years.

http://www.rnanews.com/national/3400...ur-window-sill

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Well, considering it doesn't do well underwater, but prefers damp mud, I doubt it would be good for us aquarists, maybe for Paludariums, or Ripariums.

Haha, that article says it ridiculously easy. CNN was all saying its almost impossible to grow.
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I've heard about these in a program about plants.
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Apparently they were working on getting it commercialized.

I bet you guys we'll have them in our tanks within 5-10 years.

http://www.rnanews.com/national/3400...ur-window-sill

(original souce: The UK Times)


maybe it wasn't 'stolen'........

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I thought this part of the CCN article was really interesting:

"After a number of failed attempts, horticulturist Carlos Magdalena at Kew cracked the technique needed to persuade the water lily to grow from the remaining precious seeds.

He realized that unlike all other water lilies, the Nymphaea thermarum grows in warm mud rather than water, and so found a way to replicate its native habitat using pots of damp loam surrounded by water kept at precisely 25 degrees Celsius (77 F) -- just as had occurred by the thermal spring. Only then did the seedlings flourish and develop into adult plants, according to Kew."
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Well, considering it doesn't do well underwater, but prefers damp mud, I doubt it would be good for us aquarists, maybe for Paludariums, or Ripariums.

Haha, that article says it ridiculously easy. CNN was all saying its almost impossible to grow.

That's CNN for you.
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He realized that unlike all other water lilies, the Nymphaea thermarum grows in warm mud rather than water, and so found a way to replicate its native habitat using pots of damp loam surrounded by water kept at precisely 25 degrees Celsius (77 F) -- just as had occurred by the thermal spring. Only then did the seedlings flourish and develop into adult plants, according to Kew."
Sounds perfect for my ripper
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They've got more of them(though not many!)... It sounds like whoever stole it took the time to carefully remove it. Hopefully they did their homework on habitat requirements too. hahaha...
Hopefully. It just seems like an odd thing to steal. With so few out there, one popping up for sale mysteriously...
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