giant mexican horsetails

E Charles Nelson tippitiwitchet at
Wed May 27 12:25:10 EST 1998

The message <1998052706170000.CAA23171 at>
  from  moontanman at (Moontanman) contains these words: 

> Can anyone help me find a source for specimens of the largest living
> horsetails? They grow to almost two meters tall and live mostly in mexico is
> the only info I have on them at the moment.

Equisetum telmateia is perhaps the species - it is widespread 
throughout the northern hemisphere (Europe, Asia, N. America) and can 
be 2 metres tall in ideal conditions.

Dr Charles Nelson
Tippitiwitchet Cottage, Hall Road, OUTWELL PE14 8PE, Wisbech, UK
tel [+ 44] 01945 773057. fax [+ 44] 1945 774077
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