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  Aroid-L Digest, Vol 61, Issue 62
From: Ty York <exoticplant07 at yahoo.com> on 2009.08.26 at 23:03:51(19858)
I live in Charlotte, Tennessee USA

The amorphophallus area really needs updating, the IAS should have pics of both the bloom and of the plants and so many do not. Also there should be specific growing info on all 200 varieties since only a few in the world know how to grow all of them. I am on my way to collect all of them and now I have over 60 varieties and several thousand bulbs. I am guessing how to grow them as most of the bulbs came from very unfriendly growers whom do not want to give any of there time to give out advice or experience. So far I have not lost any of them and they are all doing great. I have been growing amorphs for 4 yrs now. I really wish someone would make an updated color book before all the older folks die off and they experiece gone.

Thanks for reading this and hope some members will get the ball rolling. Ty York

I will be at the IAS show and sale this year to meet anyone knowledgable about amorphs and hopefully purchase some new varieties that I do not have.

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From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2009.09.08 at 18:47:34(19975)
Then I have an assignment for youTy!

Everything done on the IAS site is done by a member that volunteers totake charge of the project. We do have quite a number of aroidbotanists in the IAS but there work load prevents them from taking onall the necessary tasks. Since you have a good collection and haveobserved many of the inflorescences then please do take the time tophotograph all of them as they produce and submit them. I'll gladlycoordinate between you and Albert Huntington who takes care of the IASwebsite and I promise can get your new data updated. We can verylikely help you to check information with Wilbert Hetterscheid who isthe botanist with more info than anyone on the genus.

If you're ready to take the project under your wings I'll gladly getyou to the right folks! We need all the volunteer help we can get!

Steve

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