Bromeliad Taxonomists and Growers Society
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Brom-L pages (features)
Brom-L was created by Cassio van den Berg to share and discuss information
and experiences of bromeliad taxonomists and growers. It is like a virtual
Bromeliad Society. The most important thing is to exchange Bromeliad
information. As a guide, the discussions should focus on:
- Bromeliad Taxonomy and Identification
- Discussion of types grown
- Cultivation techniques of certain types
- Bromeliad events
- Scientific, biological issues relating to bromeliads
- Seeding and propagating techniques
- Hybrids and hybridizing
- Anything that would be of interest to bromeliad growers
The list may not be used for:
- commercial activities (advertising)
- personal conversation that is of no interest to other members
- conversations that have nothing to do with Bromeliads or growing
- replying to other messages without removing irrelevant text (digest
messages will become difficult to read)
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- Development of the new BSI Bromeliad Cultivar Register (BCR) has been done at Brom-L/BCG Server,
but will be moved to bsi.org as soon as ready for it.
- Yes the new BCR
is being constantly updated and to let you know what happened recently you now have a 'What's new' button to press.
For example did you know that Foster did not describe xQuesmea Lyman and thanks to Aussies and
Marie Selby archives we now know what the plant looks like.
- You will also note that we using a BCR watermark on our photos.
This is there to deter those who copy your photos and claim them as their own and for commercial purposes.
These photos remain under the ownership of the photographer who sent us copies in the first place
- PRODUCTION CREW - Geoff, Derek, and Eric
Brom-L list functions:
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ordered by month (April 2002 up till now, see history below)
- If there are any list problems, please contact the list owners of Brom-L
to other Bromeliad Sites
(images are from the Gallery of various authors)
History of Brom-L discussion list
The list Brom-L has been started by Cassio van den Berg in 1993
at http://bdt.org.br in Brazil and Eric Gouda (list owner) was one of the first subscribers. Some of the
archives were maintained by the Tropical Database (BDT) in Brasil, but probably not available any more.
From March 2002 to June 2010 the list was hosted by the University Utrecht Botanic Garden, at
SURFNET created by Eric. For the archives or subscription, see Brom-L List Functions above.
Summer 2010 Surfnet stopped their listserv activities and the list was moved to the Utrecht
University Server of the Beta Faculty
Happy growing and blooming.
Your listowners Eric Gouda and Andrew Flower
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