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  Re: new photos of interesting aroid on ID page
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1999.10.28 at 13:51:23(3792)
Dear Les,
The guy that had the plant photos said that he wanted to hold on to the
plants and see how he could get something out of them, I wished him well,
for, like Pandora`s box, once he opens the gate, this plant will be a weed.
I understand that the USDA is in the process of or already has declared
Colocasia sps. a weed/undesirable plant, no importing, etc., both (I
suspect) as a protection for the local growers of Eddoes and Dasheen in the
South AND to try to control the spread of the stolon-types of Colocasia
rampant at least here in S. Florida as a terrible weed on lake banks, canals
and in wet fields.

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