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From: Sue Thompson <thompsons at clpgh.org> on 1997.04.21 at 14:26:24(653)
The first issue of the IAS Newsletter for 1997 was finally mailed to U.S.
addresses last Friday (18 Apr) and will be mailed to foreign addresses today.
Look for it in the mail!

Sorry for the delays in getting this issue out. The newsletter is now being
printed and mailed from Pittsburgh and we also made some changes in the format.
The remaining issues for 1997 should be more on schedule.


From: plantnut at shadow.net (Dewey Fisk) on 1997.06.19 at 04:43:48(872)
The IAS Newsletter is in the mail and, today, I received my copy. Dr.
Thompson has done a job on the Newsletter the likes of which the IAS has
never seen. As a former Newsletter Editor, I can say, with authority, that
this is by far, the best Newsletter we have ever had. Kudos to Dr.
Thompson. But, she could not have done it without the assistance of Dr.
Alistair Hay who wrote about 'Flora Malesiana Araceae', Julius Boos with
his 'Cooking with Aroids', Dr. Richard Keating telling about his research
in 'Anatomy of the Araceae' and George R. Stilwell, Jr. telling us all of
the good stuff about the 'Arisaema Enthusiasts Group'. There is also the
regual feature that Dr. Thompson puts in.... 'Publications on Araceae'
This time, it lists three good books. Amy Donovan ended the issue with
some vital information on the IAS Show and Sale coming September 27 and 28
at Fairchild Tropical Garden.

Now, if you are not a member of IAS, you will not receive this great
Newsletter. For information on the IAS, please E-MAIL ME DIRECT at
. I will be happy to send you information...

Thank you for your time...

Dewey Fisk

From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 1997.06.20 at 14:08:00(882)
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 1997 12:43 AM
To: Julius Boos
From: Sue Thompson <thompsons at clpgh.org> on 1998.07.17 at 17:36:47(2487)
To all patient IAS members -

A combined double issue (Vol. 20, No. 1-2) of the IAS Newsletter is now at the
printers and should be ready for mailing early next week. This issue includes
information on the Annual Show and Sale as well as the reservation form for the
banquet. Hopefully, we're back on track now and No. 3 will come out around the
last week of August. At the moment, I have no material for this issue -- so
PLEASE send me stories about your activities with aroids. I would especially
appreciate an article on all the blooming Amorphophallus titanums!

Thanks for your patience while I finished some overdue federal and state
contracts and recovered from the Pittsburgh tornado.


From: Sue Thompson <thompsons at clpgh.org> on 1998.08.22 at 20:03:00(2547)
Dear Aroiders-

Articles are urgently needed for the remaining 1998 issues of the International
Aroid Society Newsletter. I especially need material for the next newsletter
which will be produced the first week September. Anything that has to do with
aroids can be sent -- recipes, propagating, interesting aroids you've found,
field trips, aroid collections, seed germination, etc. Please send me articles
by mail, fax, or e-mail (e-mail preferred). If sending by e-mail, please don't
send as an attached file as the system at CMNH can't "decode" attached files --
just send as an ASCII upload in the body of an e-mail message.

Looking forward to hearing from some of you!


From: plantnut at macconnect.com (Dewey) on 1999.12.09 at 03:23:30(3908)
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, I mailed the IAS Newsletter. The first
edition by our new Newsletter Editor, Neil Carroll. IT IS EXCELLENT. The
Board of Directors decided that since we have been a little negligent with
this organ, we added "SIXTEEN COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS" to sort of try to make it
up to you. ALSO, Neil is working on ONE MORE for mailing before the end of

From: Neil Carroll zzamia at hargray.com> on 2000.03.05 at 03:58:27(4153)
This is a plea for material for the upcoming issue of the IAS Newsletter.
You do not have to be a member of the International Aroid Society to submit.

I am looking particularly for material on temperate aroids of any kind.

please send material to me

Neil Carroll

From: Neil Carroll zzamia at hargray.com> on 2000.03.09 at 03:38:06(4192)
I have had some response to the plea that Dewey and I have made for articles
for the upcoming IAS Newsletter.

I will be producing a newsletter that will be based around an article about

I would love to have a coupel of companion articles for this newsletter that
would compliment the arisaema article I have now. The article I have is a
general info article and has quite a few species descriptions.
A culture article or visit to habitat article would be great. Or a species
profile. Or a story about an outstanding collection of these 'jack in the
pulpits' would be great.

Time is short. I want this Newsletter in our members hands before the end of
the month.

step up to the plate,

Neil Carroll

From: "George R Stilwell, Jr." grsjr at juno.com> on 2000.03.10 at 00:50:04(4201)

There are several previously published articles on Arisaema by Dr. Guy
Gusman .

From: "Peter Boyce" p.boyce at rbgkew.org.uk> on 2000.03.11 at 03:38:33(4204)

Huttleston may have written the definitive account on A. triphyllum
but it's now nearing its half century and is woefully outdated. Sue
Thompson's magisterial PhD is THE account of the N. American
aroids. Please don't start publishing antiquated stuff simply to fill
the Newsletter.


From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.05.11 at 04:52:58(6416)
Dear Peter,

Thank you for the mention that I am to be responsible as a writer for
continuing to edit the IAS newsletter after Neil has completed his last
bits. I was happy to do things without such recognition. It is good just
to help alongside others in such a varied and rich range of Aroid
enthusiasts. If you consider an article on Spathiphyllum in Aroideana
would be apt within advised guidelines, when I have a representative array
in an original culture system, I will most cautiously begin to prepare and
submit one for approval. Meanwhile I am humbled by your thoughtfulness and
thank you for the valuation. I hope that Spathiphyllums and Amorphophallus
bloom at Kew!

Best Wishes


From: "Peter Boyce" p.boyce at rbgkew.org.uk> on 2001.05.11 at 15:36:05(6421)
Dear Ron

No problem.

The Spaths and Amorphos do well at Kew, although we don't grow
too many of the former, in part because most of my fieldwork has
been in Asia and that mainly in the Sunda shelf area where Spath
only gets into the edge of the Philippines.

Delighted to here that you'll consider doing a Spath. article for the
journal. I am very keen to get a better balance in Aroideana with
more cultural stuff to lighten the heavy science. the main problem
is that while my science colleagues are very happy to roll out
papers the hort. folks are rather more shy of putting their
knowledge in print.

Hope your weather is as good as it is here in the UK!

As ever


From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" <steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2007.03.21 at 18:54:51(15462)
Loved the new IAS newsletter! Having the photos in color
is wonderful. I just printed it so I can read it as I have more time to
absorb it all! This is the best way to receive the publication! Many
thanks to Pete, Tom and everyone else who contributed.

Steve Lucas

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