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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2009.12.02 at 09:05:07
Dear Wilbert,

sorryto read this in the aroid-L.

And it isreally a shame that Wageningen gives=A0up your scientific work and thecollection, too.

The best aspect in thisbad case is that the collection seem to be in good hands.

Heads up,=A0Lord. P.(ositive) , and all the best foryou,


-----Original Message-----
> Date:Fri, 27 Nov 2009 17:52:28 +0100
> Subject: [Aroid-l] RelocationAmorphophallus collection Wageningen
> From: "WilbertHetterscheid" <hetter@xs4all.nl>
> To:"'Discussion of aroids'" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>

> Dear friends,
> Some of you already knowthis but several months ago Wageningen
> University decided toclose down its botanical gardens and to
> terminate scientificcuration of the collections. Also the tropical
> greenhouseneeds to me emptied by Jan. 1st 2010. You can imagine that
> thelast months have been hard for me and my colleagues as we must now
> find new jobs and have to leave a good deal of our lives' workbehind
> us.
> Another consequence is that Ihad to find a botanical garden fit and
> willing to harbour theenormous Amorphophallus collection (1500+
> plants). I am happythat the botanical garden of Hamburg University
> has adoptedthe collection and it will remain available for scientific
>research and I will be allowed to =A0co-coordinate matters concerning
> the collection. Therefore I will still be available to you allfor
> questions etc. Material requests will not be as easilyfulfilled as
> before (or equally difficult........).
> This is what happens when economy takes over science &education.
> Wilbert (aka Lord Phalless).
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