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  G. de Montrichard
From: "MJ Hatfield" mjhatfield at oneota.org> on 2006.03.06 at 07:09:23(13906)
In ‘The
Genera of Araceae” it says that Monrichardia is named after G. de Montrichard.
Can anyone tell me who G. de Montrichard was?

Thanks.

MJ
Hatfield

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.03.06 at 14:30:19(13909)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Monday, March 6, 2006 3:09 PM
To : "aroid-l"
Subject : [Aroid-l] G. de Montrichard

Dear MJ,

Guy de Montrichard lived in Trinidad, W. I., and was a friend of H. Cruger
(with an umlaut over the "u", and sometimes spelt w/ a "K")who was from
Germany, and was the then curator of the Botanical Gardens in Port of Spain,
Trinidad, W.I. Cruger described the genus in 1894 from material/specimens
collected by Guy de Montrichard, I believe in E. Trinidad. The friends had
dreams of this giant swamp 'weed' being a source of raw material/fiber for
the commercial manufacture of paper, and several samples were collected and
(I believe) shipped to and tested in the U.K. I believe the tests were not
sucessful as a paper source. There are many 'Montrichards' still living in
Trinidad, I photographed a gasoline/propane depot bearing the family name
the last time I visited.
Do you have Montrichardia (two species) in cultivation??
I hope this helps.

Good Growing,

Julius

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From: "MJ Hatfield" mjhatfield at oneota.org> on 2006.03.07 at 02:24:43(13915)
Thanks Julius,
No I don't grow any Montrichardia. I've just been reading about Aroids this
winter and ran across the name.
Thanks for the help.
MJ

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From: "Famille FERRY" jpcferry2 at wanadoo.fr> on 2006.03.07 at 09:35:11(13919)
Dear Julius,

It's very interessant to know Guy de Montrichard. He was French? There
is a French city which calls Montrichard.
Best regards .

Genevi?ve Ferry , Nancy
France

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.03.10 at 14:46:26(13931)
Reply-To: Discussion of aroids
To: "Discussion of aroids"
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] G. de Montrichard
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 18:35:11 +0100

Dear Julius,

It's very interessant to know Guy de Montrichard. He was French? There
is a French city which calls Montrichard.
Best regards .

Genevi?ve Ferry , Nancy
France

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