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From: Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter at vkc.nl> on 1997.12.16 at 06:03:05(1760)
Dear Aroid-ellers,

It is that time of the year again......... Below is a list of surplus
material from the phalloid research collection. Unfortunately this year
has been suboptimal for several reasons and the diversity of the offer
and the quantities are much lower than last year. On top of that, I need
more material next year for molecular studies, so much of the surplus
will be processed next year in the blender........... The things we do
for science.........

Those of you who have received dead material last year, please indicate
this in your wantlist! I shall make replecements a priority matter.

Like last year, I leave it up to everyone to send in some money (cash,
NO cheques please!!) as he/she thinks fits what is received. Please, do
not send anything before you receive the material. The shipping will be
no sooner than January. It is a damn pity that the plants are usually
dormant when lots of us are "suffering" from winter.

Do not forget to send your snail-mail address!!!

Because of the lower quantities of material this year and the larger
quantities of aroid-ellers, I am sure some of you are going to be
disappointed. I shall try to distribute material as evenly as possible.
Please, try to send in your wantlist before Xmas!

Cheers,
Wilbert

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From: "Carlo A. Balistrieri" <cabalist at facstaff.wisc.edu> on 1998.01.15 at 14:44:27(1833)
Dear Wilbert,
I just looked at your message on the distribution of surplus and noticed:

>It is a damn pity that the plants are usually
>dormant when lots of us are "suffering" from winter.

It's interesting to note that I've got Arum, Arisaema, Amorphophallus
(including most notably A. titanum), Biarum, Dranunculus, Helicodiceros,etc.
ALL in growth now. I hope that their calendars aren't off--they'd probably
do much better in warmer conditions.

So were there any extra small Africans besides the eichleri? I don't know
what my Amorphophallus collection would do without you!

Carlo

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From: Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter at vkc.nl> on 1998.01.19 at 08:00:58(1851)
Dear Carlo,

It seems that Mediterranean tuberous aroids generally grow in winter and
I never really managed to change that rhythm in any of them with the
exception of Drac. vulgaris and the odd specimen of Helicodiceros. As
for Amorphs, they have really adapted their cycles to western European
climate, with a few exceptions. Titanum may fool you since that species
generally has a MUCH longer leafy period, which may increase to ca. 18
month for a single leaf. That defies every temparate climate cycle.

As for African species: besides eichleri I do not have any real small
species to distribute. In fact there are no really small African species
but eichleri, barthlottii and staudtii. Sometimes clones of abyssinicus
flower quite early as small plants. Generally African species are
medium-sized and only one (stuhlmannii) gets real big.

Cheers,
Wilbert

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