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Hans J

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.....une petite fleur : Acis fabrei
« on: April 25, 2011, 11:57:51 AM »
.....une petite fleur ....but very rare: Acis fabrei

Before some years sent me a plantfriend a article about a new Acis species :
A.fabrei – he know that I'm interested for this small genus .
After a lot of searching for any sources of these plants or seeds I have realized that it is a really rare species – also asking many plant people and specialists could not help me . This plants are endemic in the Vaucluse – only in small populations .
We make very often in the Provence our holiday and so I decide to search for this plants ....it is very difficult without any help .
Now after 4 travels and uncounted KM of walks I had luck in this year and found this rare plants in flowers .....the population was only in a quader of 10 x 5 m – I have not count the plants but I think they was maybe 100 plants .....so all of you believe me that I'm very lucky on this day .

Please don't ask me anybody about this location – it is secret !

I have tried after this found to find similar locations with these plants....without any chance !

The next related Acis is shure A.nicaense ....it is not so far ( maybe 300 km ) – this plants grows in the area of Nizza . But never was found any populations of Acis between Vaucluse and Nizza ....
A main difference is the size : A.nicaense is bigger in all parts and has mostly two flowers ....A.fabrei is a really dwarf with always only one flower .

I'm very glad to share my pictures for all members of this wonderful forum

Enjoy
Hans
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Re: .....une petite fleur : Acis fabrei
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 12:00:07 PM »
some more :
“Summer is the time when it’s too hot to do the job that it was too cold to do last winter” Mark Twain

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Re: .....une petite fleur : Acis fabrei
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 12:01:29 PM »
and more :
“Summer is the time when it’s too hot to do the job that it was too cold to do last winter” Mark Twain

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Re: .....une petite fleur : Acis fabrei
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 12:07:22 PM »
Hans, a wonderful finding! Congratulations!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 12:12:05 PM »
Well done for your success in finally finding this very charming little flower, Hans. Super fotos!
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2011, 12:26:37 PM »
Thank you Alberto  ;D

I'm really proud for this found  8)

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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011, 12:30:26 PM »
Well done for your success in finally finding this very charming little flower, Hans. Super fotos!

Thank you Maggi  :D

Shure you will know this german word : "Mehr Glück als Verstand"  ::)

I will post later other pics from other plants ....I hope you are satisfied for these pics too ....
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Re: .....une petite fleur : Acis fabrei
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 12:34:28 PM »
I have to go one more time it seems
I visited the site 3 times
and overlooked it probably
I found lots of Narcissus asoanus ??
so one more to go 100 km more west
there must be one other rare one
more rare as Acis fabrei
found only one time
and dried as specimen

I hope you found some seeds
I am interested :)

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Re: .....une petite fleur : Acis fabrei
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 12:44:20 PM »
I have to go one more time it seems
I visited the site 3 times
and overlooked it probably
I found lots of Narcissus asoanus ??
so one more to go 100 km more west
there must be one other rare one
more rare as Acis fabrei
found only one time
and dried as specimen

I hope you found some seeds
I am interested :)

Roland


Roland :
The area where they grow is pretty big ....and the most you can walk only by foot  ;D
There is no chance to find it by car  :-\
If you are going to the wrong time so you will have no chance ...this plants are only 3 -4 cm ....

Narcissus assoanus ( or requienii) is pretty common in the sounthern area of Vaucluse -I know a lot of places ....please wait I will post a other topic from my trip under "Travel" with many other plants...

Hans
« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 12:50:17 PM by Hans J »
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Re: .....une petite fleur : Acis fabrei
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 12:48:13 PM »


Thank you Maggi  :D

Sure you will know this german word : "Mehr Glück als Verstand"  ::)

I will post later other pics from other plants ....I hope you are satisfied for these pics too ....

Yes, I know this... but in your case I think the latin phrase Per ardua ad astra is better!
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2011, 12:53:37 PM »
Many Thanks Maggi !

you are really generous to me  ;)
« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 01:44:50 PM by Hans J »
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 06:13:52 PM »
Congratulations Hans! The Acis is really 'rarissima'!

Gerd
so one more to go 100 km more west
there must be one other rare one
more rare as Acis fabrei
found only one time
and dried as specimen

Roland - is there a chance to get to know of which species you are talking about???

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Re: .....une petite fleur : Acis fabrei
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2011, 06:25:00 PM »
Congratulations, Hans, and well done on your discovery. It is well deserved after your perseverance. It is, indeed, a beautiful plant, so small and so perfect, a true delight.

Well done and many thanks for sharing the experience with us, Paddy
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2011, 06:33:49 PM »
Thank you Gerd and Paddy !

It is my pleasure to share my expierience with all ...we all learn each day from each other  :D

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Re: .....une petite fleur : Acis fabrei
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2011, 06:50:12 PM »
Hans thanks for sharing. You must have been so happy seeing this lovely plant  :D
Good to keep it secret and safe.

Angie :)
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