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  Amorphophall konjac
From: Paul Resslar <presslar at vwc.edu> on 1998.03.03 at 06:57:00(1936)
Aroiders:

Below is a letter I received, and I thought I would post it for your
comments. With your permission, I will relay any comment to Dr. Vuksan.

Paul

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From: "Victor G. Soukup" <soukupvg at email.uc.edu> on 1998.03.03 at 13:49:05(1937)
Dear Dr. Vuksan,

In 1986 while I was in Yunnan, China working on Paris (Trilliaceae)
with Prof. Li Heng, we dis cussed the question of their (the people of
Yunnan) growing and supplying Konjac root to some company in N.A. which
would process it into forms for sale. Dr. Li is prepared to begin such a
cottage industry if the right group is interested. I was unable to drum up
any interest at that time but it is much easier to drum up interest when
the buyer is already, like yourself greatly interested. In 1995 during the
International Aroid Conference in Kunming, Dr. Li was still very much
interested in growing various Aroid for uses in food and medicine.
I do not have Dr. Li's address at the Kunming Botanical Garden here in
front of me but have what I think is her current e-mail address. Please
give her a call with my compliments at . If this address
proves to be incorrect, givw me another call direct and I will check my
records.

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