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From: David Young davidyg at pop.jaring.my> on 2000.03.28 at 00:28:25(4267)
Hi everyone,
Can someone point me to a supply for amorphophallus oncophyllus, is
there another name for this species I have not seen it listed anyway?


From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.03.28 at 01:14:41(4269)

I believe the other name is Amorphophallus muelleri. Hope this helps.

From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2000.04.29 at 18:06:36(4475)


Now we have added new tools to understanding. Good for all of you because now

From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.06.03 at 05:04:02(4680)
Hello this is Brian Williams. I have a question. What is the best way to get
cuttings of philos to root? I have placed some in moss and they seem to still
rot. most of the ones I have planted seem to rot off in the dirt and the top
continue growing. Is placing them in water a better way? THANKS

From: "Peter Wunderlin" pmdes at iafrica.com> on 2000.06.03 at 14:55:28(4682)
Hi Brian,
I usually root Philo cuttings in sterilized coarse riversand. I dip the
cuttings in a fungicide and treat them with a rooting hormone before
planting them.
I sterilize riversand by just pouring boiling water over it and let it cool
off before planting. I had pretty good results this way.
Best Regards
From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.10.16 at 02:13:35(5562)

t.net">Catcha.com - http://ellaze.hypermart.net - You are currently outside
of Catcha Singapore

From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2000.10.17 at 23:40:54(5572)

Interesting photos...Thanks, Betsy

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.10.20 at 13:06:54(5574)
Dear Betsy,

Which photos are you commenting on??


From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2000.10.21 at 15:06:16(5584)
How did the ag thing do? Did you get the classification you desired? I was
thinking of you so it must have been good no matter what????????? Kidding of
course, just hope it went your way.

From: Betsy Feuerstein ecuador at midsouth.rr.com> on 2001.07.27 at 06:21:32(7150)
I wanted to take just a few lines to express my opinion about this current
situation where an Ecuadorean orchid dealer is being railroaded into destruction
by the government using an indited felon as a snitch in a bait situation.
The one message that came across was with such venom and anger and conviction
about what is going on in the wild and conservation, and right and wrong..
Perhaps if those who are so sure of their point of view might read, Orchid
Fever by Eric Hansen, they might get a more realistic point of view
of what truly is going on. Those of us who have been out there for many
years seeing what is happening to nature by the individual governments
and populations, know that road construction, lumber production, money
and power are the issues at hand. All of us would like to see nature preserved,
but in all reality, that is not going to be. All of that said, I can accept
that efforts be made to help save nature. Such efforts must take into consideration
that the governments of areas and the people must do their part to save
what is being burned, cut down, paved over, damned, etc. If not so, then
no matter what efforts are made, little will be achieved.
Now, for one who does not know all of the facts to condemn a man perhaps
for nothing or at worst, for having make a bad decision, is to me,
rather like putting oneself in the glass house praying that no one throws
a stone. God forbid one should admit they have never made a decision at
some point that they have not regretted later on. I cannot tell you if
what this person did or did not do is legal or not, but for someone to
take such a vehement attitude without the facts, to me, is questionable.
WE live in a country where such opinions are to be respected, and I do.
I might hope also that before we condemn, we might walk a mile in the shoes
of another in order that we be blessed with understanding and tolerance.
Perhaps just a bit of compassion might temper ones strong tones. No problem
with disagreeing, just remember, but for the Grace of God, anyone of us
might be walking this straight line of intolerance.
If you choose to see CITES as the answer to saving nature, fine. I suggest
you immerse yourself in the jungle for just a few days and hear the chain
saws bellowing their sounds as the thunderous rumble of falling trees echoes
in the near realm, or walk down roads layered with gummy slippery crude
oil, or see your reflection in the waters of a hydroelectric dam
and dream of the plants that once existed where man demanded power, or
wander out from underneath the coolness and protection of the jungle canopy
into the stifling stench and heat of its absence, or walk down a tropical
road with nothing to be seen but a few palms and grasser see streams with
oil slicks floating by in waters once pristine with black water, or
just listen to nature as the big trucks rumble past with their black exhaust
billowing into the sky and wonder what CITES saved in the big picture of
money and power and control. All I ask you to do is be more informed, more
tolerant, and more understanding. It all is a choice and it begins with
each of us.
From: Durightmm at aol.com on 2002.02.04 at 22:03:00(8174)
ANTHURIUM chamberlaini was first described in the 1888 Gardners Chronicle as a new species.
It was among CATTLEYA orchids from Venezuela . It was described as having a luxurious
scarlet red flower and heart shaped leaves . It was again mentioned in Das Pflanenreich printed
in 1902.

From: "SNOW" <snowserotic1 at cox.net> on 2004.12.20 at 18:42:47(12480)
Hi All,

Wondering if anyone has Helicodiceros Muscivorus for sale or trade.
Any leads would be appreciated.



From: "SNOW" snowserotic1 at cox.net> on 2004.12.27 at 17:37:05(12499)
Hello All,

Just wanted to say that I hope all of you who live
in the tsunami zone are safe. Please let us know what we can do to

Has anyone heard from Troy?



From: "German Orlando Oyuela Torres" jardinsanjorge at hotmail.com> on 2005.03.27 at 16:36:17(12796)
Hola deseo suscribirme al grupo de
Mi nombre es German Orlando Oyuela Torres

From: Baumfarn Webmaster webmaster at baumfarn.at> on 2005.03.27 at 22:14:43(12798)
Muchos saludos de Austria, Vienna

From: plantguy at zoominternet.net> on 2005.04.21 at 10:41:26(12879)
Hello fellow Amorph lovers of the

I've been working with a fellow in Thailand to try
and get a few species of Amorphophallus imported and have been successful in
locating a few species that you may be interested in which I have listed
below. While some of these are at my house now, most will be shipped
in about 2-3 weeks time. Wilbert has helped with the ID on a few of these
(thanks Wilbert) and in particular I think the Am. scaber should be commented
on. This has been collected in N. E. Thailand and apparently represents a
new distribution pattern for this species which is quite exciting! The
Pseudodracontium was also collected in N.E. Thailand and is quite common there
I'm told so I do not know if it is an import for the food market (these are
reportedly eaten as vegetables in that part of the country) or is a naturally
occuring species. Please e-mail me directly (plantguy@zoominternet.net)
if you are interested in any of these and I can send along pictures for your
perusal. All of the tubers are blooming size and have already bloomed this
spring to verify the ID of the species.

Am. corrugatus

From: EGoldfluss at aol.com on 2005.05.11 at 15:48:57(12930)

By the way, I also don't believe this plant was discovered by Roberto
but rather named in his honor.

From: "Alwyn Wootten" awootten at nrao.edu> on 2005.11.20 at 03:24:42(13552)

Local TV in DC has a story on the impending bloom of the A. titanum in the
greenhouse on the Mall. http://persoon.si.edu/titan/

Clear skies,

From: "snowsexotics" snowsexotics at cox.net> on 2006.04.15 at 21:51:22(14090)
Hi all,

I was hoping that someone might be able
to provide me with information regarding hand pollination or creating hybrid
Amorphophallus for my informational site? Images would be great
also......proper credit will be given.



From: Karlpalm at aol.com on 2006.08.29 at 03:46:46(14567)
Hi all, I'm planning a trip to Orlando soon. Are there any good nurseries
nearby that carry unusual aroids/ferns/palms in the area. I think I can squeeze
a day for plants. Thanks, Karl
From: "snowsexotics" snowsexotics at cox.net> on 2006.10.03 at 14:10:00(14729)
Hi Everyone,

It's time for me to pester you for any
new images of Amorphs from this growing season. I would love to add them
to my site. I am looking for images of the inflorescence of the rarer

Thanks in advance,


From: "Peter Boyce" <botanist at malesiana.com> on 2007.06.29 at 10:38:53(15901)
Dear All,

The problems that have beset my email address botanist@malesiana.com have at last
been resolved.

Please can anyone who has emailed in the past
two weeks, and has not yet received a reply, please re-email me.

Many thanks and thank you for your


From: conradfleming at yahoo.com (Conrad Fleming) on 2008.05.18 at 01:12:40(17579)
Does anyone have the TRUE Philodendron longilaminatum? This a plant with giant upright narrow somewhat glaucous leaves; not Philo. alternans, with which it is often confused. The latter has much smaller, rather droopy leaves. I would like to buy or swap with various of my many rare Philos. My e-mail is: conradfleming at yahoo.com



From: conradfleming at yahoo.com (Conrad Fleming) on 2008.05.20 at 21:07:42(17593)
Dear Friends,

The Aglaonema sector is so glutted with man-made hybrids, I just wondered if anyone (beside myself) is interested in authentic habitat forms. Some of these are truly decorative, with all sorts of markings, including silver leaves. I believe Dr. Frank Brown had an excellent collection of habitat forms decades ago, but I recently contacted him and he told me that it no longer exists. Are there any other old collections out there, whether in the States or foreign? I'd love to swap aroids with collectors.


Conrad Fleming

From: "Sherry Gates" <TheTropix at msn.com> on 2008.09.25 at 19:12:59(18579)
Hi everyone,

I wanted to share some of the pics of our beach, about 30 miles (@ High Island, Galveston is about 60 miles away or so) and some of the local areas after Ike passed through. It's amazing how the Nation pulled together to help our area, and I am in no way alone in my gratitude to all those folks. So many are out there doing some horribly gruesome jobs. Bridge City only has 14 inhabitable houses left in the whole city! We took a pretty good beating. Maybe that'll be the last major Hurricane of the season...let's all hope and pray so. (smile)

Everyone take care,




From: "JaredR McKinley" <jaredr.mckinley at gmail.com> on 2009.01.04 at 01:41:04(18850)
This is the photo sent to me when I purchased the plant. I could take another and send it, but I won't have a chance until Monday or Tuesday.

The leaves are NOT glossy. They quickly turn coriaceous, it is fairly large (I assume a bird's nest Anth.).

I will record more specific specs when I have the plant in front of me. This is turning out to be quite the challenge to ID.


((Expecto Patronum))

Jared R. McKinley



From: "JaredR McKinley" <jaredr.mckinley at gmail.com> on 2009.01.05 at 01:03:13(18860)

I noticed that my images don't get through. I posted the picture on my blog for anyone who has had trouble viewing the picture:


((Expecto Patronum))

Jared R. McKinley



From: aris nabasca <diox_25 at yahoo.com.ph> on 2009.09.07 at 13:47:13(19954)
Good day,

I'm Aris, and I would like to seek for an advice as to how could I start with my research regarding amorphophallus. I have an area of my study at roughly 1000 hectares, I know that is is to big to be my study site but still I'm so eager to do the study. What method would be possibly use in this study which regards the size of the area?
Currently, in the area, only one species yet was identified. It was an A. paeoniifolius. I have encountered as well other species which I think different from A. paeoniifolius.

I'm hoping for your kind reply. Thank you.




From: robert chumley <chumleyrobert at hotmail.com> on 2009.11.22 at 04:52:45(20353)
Sorry, I mispelled 'Amazonica'...........


From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2010.07.13 at 00:47:48(21179)

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From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2010.07.13 at 04:03:17(21180)

Tom. I was moved by both your and Ted's posts.

Julius quite literally insisted we all remember him with joy and not
with sorrow. I am certain Tricia would want the same so let's all plan
to make the IAS meeting in September one of the most joyful we can
possibly make this year's event.

Because I spent so much time trading phone calls, email and info with
Julius I know for certain one of his major goals was to have members of
Aroid l join the IAS. One of the first notes I ever responded to on
Aroid l was just such a request he had just made for everyone to join.
Once again, let me ask all of you that are not members to go to the IAS
website and look to the left of the page to join in honor of Tricia and
Julius. Right now!

After that, make your reservation for September 18 and 19 to be with us
at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami for this year's
show. I can guarantee it will be a special event. I will forever miss
that jovial and boisterous Trinidadian voice.

with me at Fairchild, 2009 Julius on the phone with
Leland Miyano 2009

with Tom Croat at Fairchild, 2009

photos by Ted Knight

we will all miss you this year and next year and all the years after
that but we know you are with us!




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