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  RE:Dr.'s Croat, Goncalves, Pete Boyce---
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2007.03.03 at 04:06:13(15380)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Tuesday, February 27, 2007 1:31 PM
To : aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject : RE: [Aroid-l] Philodendron 'Santa Leopoldina'

Dear Tom, Eduardo, Pete, Alistair, Wilbert, etc.,

I think it fitting that on behalf of all the members of aroid-l, that we
just say a simple word of thanks to all the professionals, a few of whom I
have mentioned above (forgive me those of you who I have not mentioned!) who
take time from their busy lives and professional duties to share some of
their hard-learned knowledge with us who do this 'plant thing' just as
I can only hope that all of us 'out there' recognize what a valuable
resource aroid-l provides to all of us who seek information on this group of
plants we so love, to have persons of this caliber literally at our
fingertips to respond where possible to our questions!

Thanks again, friends.


From: "Peter Boyce" <botanist at malesiana.com> on 2007.03.04 at 13:59:37(15389)
Dear Julius,

Thank you for your very kind words.

If I may be permitted to answer on behalf of all us so fortunate as to be in
the position to have someone pay us to pursue our hobby AND be allowed to be
considered as professionals, and say that it is very much a two way process.
We gain enormously (and take great pleasure) from being included among the
ranks of the plant hobbyists; without the folks that grow, and grow so
expertly, many of the plants that we study we, as professionals, would be
very much the poorer in terms of knowledge and vitally, in terms of our
circle of friends.

From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2007.03.05 at 17:26:53(15392)
Dear Eduardo:

What do you mean you can't take a DNA sample of Kautsky's plant?
Does one have to use leaves for DNA? Could one not simply collect a
root tip to get DNA?


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