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  Re: Philodendron santa leopoldina
From: "john s. smolowe" johnsmolowe at pacbell.net> on 2001.11.05 at 06:30:06(7732)
Gee, does the society really want to make $ by keeping species close to
extinction? I'd sure feel guilty if my rare plant died after I refused
to clone it - and God knows rare plants do die easily (that's a major reason
why they are rare). Hopefully someone can envision a plan where everyone
wins, including the owner and the beleaguered species.
Would it not be possible, for example, to give a commission on each
clone sold to the owner of the mother plant? That is what is done with
orchids that are mericloned. $5 on each plant sold for the first 120 plants
would cover the $600. Then the owner would have a free specimen, lots of
us would have babies, and extinction would be averted.
John Smolowe
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