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  Re: [aroid-l] Pycnospatha arietina
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2003.07.06 at 16:15:23(10377)
Hi Julius<<

Hello Pete,

Yes, I felt certain that P. palmata was a 'good' species, the two populations of P. arietina that differ one from the other for a moment had me a little confused!.
Many years ago Josef sent me a copy of his 1973 paper reviewing this genus, and from this paper I obtained the collection data on P. palmata. I gave this information to friends who were traveling and collecting in those areas, and lo and behold they managed to collect substantial quantities of this rare species! I believe that most if not all the plants now in cultivation in the U.S.A. are from that one collection.
This genus seems very prone to nematode damage, so all of you out there growing it take care!
It is indeed a shame that Josef is not 'on' e-mail, he is a wealth of invaluable information.

Thanks again,

The Best,


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