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  RE: RE: [Aroid-l] Wild Titan's ?/YES
From: "Horak, David" davidhorak at bbg.org> on 2006.08.29 at 15:49:16(14569)
Title: Message

posed an interesting question for us here at the Garden. Normally our
collections policy is based on institutional distributions. The complexities of
international treaties, their interpretation and public opinion mean that
institutions often need to be conservative in their actions. While
this can mean that distributions of seed, plants (including excess
plants and divisions) or plant parts may not be available to those who
might be efficacious at contributing to real meaningful conservation efforts-the
serious hobbyists-this is not uniform in the botanic garden world, but I suspect
that it might get more so with time. It is probably axiomatic that the more
threatened a species is, the more difficulties there will be in trying to
save it.

this instance though, we did save pollen from the recent blooming of
our A. titanum and because of its relatively short viability, are willing to
possibly make it available to both institutions and the serious
hobbyist. Of course this will be on a case-by-case basis, but please, anyone
serious, dedicated and fortunate enough to be able to bloom one should contact


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