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  RE: [Aroid-l] Anthurium regale and the Issue of Botanical Specimens
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2007.03.04 at 23:53:52(15390)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Friday, March 2, 2007 1:58 PM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : [Aroid-l] Anthurium regale and the Issue of Botanical Specimens

Dear Ted,

I have a LITTLE knowledge that I will share with us friends, as I was
blessed to do some work with the late Lynn Hannon who was Tom Croat`s 'right
hand man' during his extensive collecting jaunts in Ecuador. She always
told me that an infloresence SHOULD always be collected when it was at male
anthesis, as this way it generally was at its peak of development.
Steve`s invaluable observations, documented on film for ONE Anthurium
species has demonstrated how different, at least in its colors, one spadix
can be during its LONG development, from a yellow color to ivory to purple.
Tom Croat has commented on how very valuable to Scientists this
documentation is proving to be, and for the future I GUESS all a colloctor
will be able to do is make a note something like "specimen seemingly before
male anthesis', or 'specimen post-male anthesis" etc. on wild-collected
specimens.
I`m certain that all observations on home-grown, DOCUMENTED wild collected
plants would be welcomed by Scientists like Dr. Croat at MOBOT.

I hope that these comments are helpful.

Julius

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