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  Re No spaths here
From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.05.31 at 18:25:06(6643)
Michael & Sue

No Spaths! Ridiculous! "THEY" will ALL be here, thank you!

Hurray now I begin to realise your problems! Some of you are al fresco
phalloids, only in season briefly now and then and dormant between. I
suppose when it all happens, even piano legs need to be skirted or
trousered. And, Michael, judging by the Jungle picture, maybe is it not
safe for you to excite ladies in those shorts . Be warned folks he may put
similar things on his "Alocasia-only" WEB SITE! So, ladies please form a
calm queue at the gate of Why and Be'l. My things are always in season in
Ireland and periods of unwelcome dormancy would devastating. Please would
someone write definitive guidance for those stricken folks in the
confidential Members Newsletter? ("My" chosen genus - If you have it, the
answer is "No, I don't"). Michael, how little would it cost to phyto air
post rescue, otherwise un-missable samples of the not very many spaths from
your dried up river bed. Do they have authentic names? I am sorry to write
publically but I am trying to let other Members see how idealistically
sacrificial you are for the NewsEd who put your magnificent articlet in the
next issue.

From: Al Wootten awootten at NRAO.EDU> on 2001.05.31 at 20:27:24(6644)
Well, Ron, I didn't have a Spath but after reading your posts I bought the
first one I saw at my local Lowe's. So far, I haven't enjoyed any
noticeable scent from it. I'd be interested in hearing some more on the
range of scents, colors, sizes, etc. in the genus---the page at aroid.org
is interesting but somewhat silent on this. It does note the very unusual
distribution of the genus which is apparently discussed in a 1976
article in Selbyana by Williams and Dressler not in the U. Va. library here.
How did it come to be in Middle America and New Guinea/Philippines? I should
go consult Deni's book...

Clear skies,

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