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10-12-2006, 11:56 AM
Does anyone know of Australian seed source for Flemingia macrophylla?
Mena Creek, far north Queensland
Richard on Maui
10-12-2006, 03:13 PM
Hmm. Don't know about Australia, or the species in particular, but I have a Flemingia here on Maui. I am actually a bit disappointed in its performance as a biomass mulch crop here. What are you wanting it for? It is a rope plant, isn't it?
16-12-2006, 09:03 PM
below are links to info and photos of flemingia macrophylla the species I am seeking.
http://food-security.info/food-security ... hylla.html (http://food-security.info/food-security.info/Winrock%20Archive/f_macrophylla.html)
http://www.fao.org/AG/AGp/agpc/doc/gall ... flemac.htm (http://www.fao.org/AG/AGp/agpc/doc/gallery/pictures/flemac.htm)
http://www.fao.org/AG/AGp/agpc/doc/Gbas ... 000154.HTM (http://www.fao.org/AG/AGp/agpc/doc/Gbase/DATA/Pf000154.HTM)
http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/For ... phylla.htm (http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/Forages/Media/Html/Flemingia_macrophylla.htm)
Photos of Flemingia Macrophylla:-
http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/For ... la_06b.jpg (http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/Forages/Media/Html/images/Flemingia_macrophylla/Flemingia_macrophylla_06b.jpg)
http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/For ... lla_07.jpg (http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/Forages/Media/Html/images/Flemingia_macrophylla/Flemingia_macrophylla_07.jpg)
http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/For ... lla_09.jpg (http://www.tropicalforages.info/key/Forages/Media/Html/images/Flemingia_macrophylla/Flemingia_macrophylla_09.jpg)
Does this look like the flemingia you are growing? I want to grow it as mulch producing alley crop for upland taro.
Richard on Maui
19-12-2006, 04:37 AM
Yeah, that's it alright. I dunno. I guess my oldest plants are about 18 months old. Still only about 6ft tall. Seem like they've topped out at that height too, but then I do have them in front line wind break positions and they do cop it.
Anyway, PM me if you want some seed.
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