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Old 05-20-2011, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm in Argentina (Buenos Aires). I'm planning on examining every stream / pond / lake / river, but does anyone know what species of plants, fish or shrimp I might find down here, or have a particular place in mind that I should check out?

I'll post pics soon.
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I found some plants! I went to the Tigre river delta and took a boat trip up the canals. I need plant IDs! If you can peg the species I'd be very grateful!

I found:
Lilaeopsis (brasiliensis?). No picture yet!

Some type of Hydrocotyle.

And most excitingly I found a new type of aquatic moss! It looks a little like fissidens moss but it has a much nicer green color, and seems to grow more robustly. Its absolutely gorgeous.









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Ludwigia?


A mussel
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Neato! Especially on the moss. I think many of us were under the, up until now, mistaken impression that there wasn't a lot in the way of aquatic mosses in South America in general.

So what's the possibility of getting that through customs legally?
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I have a feeling that South America is one of the most overlooked places in the world for new aquatic plants. Partially because not many aquatic plant travelers come out here on collecting trips, and partly because the hobbyists that live in South America don't come to our site very often.

I am not sure about the customs regulations. Maybe someone could step in here and let us know?
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Neat stuff. That's probably L. peploides, which doesn't work for us.

Hoping for Lilaeopsis pics.
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Hmm. Good thing I didn't collect any of the Ludwigia then. It was also in a really nasty little pond.

Its not aquatic then? Oh I also saw some giant plants that look like swords. I'll have to find the picture later.
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Cool find Michael... Wish I had the time collecting native plants when I went to the Philippines for vacation... Hope you can find more cool stuff there!
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XD That moss is awesome! I haven't the foggiest idea what it is, but it's neat!

You need to get that through customs... find someone who'll issue a phytosanitary certificate and you should be able to get it in the country... I think... o_O'
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Is that you, Michael? Did I hear a Brittish accent?



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