Tom Croat, P. A. Schulze Curator of Botany
Missouri Botanical Garden
299, St. Louis, Missouri 63116
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On Behalf Of Steve Lucas Exotic
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 4:52
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Wrong name
on Philodendron variifolium
Well, the cat is out of the bag! So let me take
this opportunity to thank Russ and all the people on this forum that help out
with my little website project. I think Russ intended to send this
message to me personally but didn't realize he was responding to Aroid l.
Russ often edits what I write. Actually, Russ
edits just about everything I write! I just put stuff on the computer
screen and he makes me look good (well, better). But my site has become a
project with the input of a lot of aroiders and I'd like to thank everyone I
can remember at this moment. Dr. Croat is top on the list, he corrects
the bad names on my photographs and sends me information I'm chasing all the
time, sometimes numerous times in a day. We all owe Tom a great deal
for his patience with all of us.
Dr. Eduardo Gonçalves has also provided an invaluable
amount of information. But there are others who help me all the
time. Often daily. Along with Dr. Croat, Julius Boos has become my
personal botany professor. Enid Offolter sends me photos and information
every week. Then there's Joep Moonen.
I couldn't make it through a day without an email from Joep.
And there are lots of others including John
Criswick, LariAnn Garner, Brian Williams, Leland Miyano,
Windy Aubrey and many, many others.
My goal from the beginning has been to provide as
accurate information as possible in an easily understood format. I'm sure
you all know there is a lot of junk information on the internet. My
website project started out as just a personal way to document my own
collection but the crazy thing has taken on a life of its own. I sit here
daily answering emails from people who want to know something about their
plants. Half the time I have to check what I'm about to say with one of
the people I've listed above. We are now receiving approximately 1000
hits per day which I find phenomenal for a little home grown plant site.
I'd like to invite any of you who have something you
think I need to address, especially errors, to tell me what needs to be
fixed. I try to read every exchange on this forum so I can glean
information to add to the site. My collection is not enormous but I've
got over 300 pages up right now. And it grows daily with at least 100
plants to photograph and document. Feel free to tell me what you know I
need to fix. You will not hurt my feelings.
I'd like to make this the best possible site for
tropical plant lovers on the net. And I owe a great deal to all of you
who have graciously given me help along the way since the
project started 15 months ago. You'll find an invitation to join the
IAS right at the top of the homepage. I have no idea if anyone has joined
as a result but that is the absolute least I can do in exchange for all the
great information members of the IAS provide.
My thanks to you all!
----- Original Message -----
March 19, 2007 10:36 AM
[Aroid-l] Wrong name on Philodendron variifolium
is sure pretty on the juvenile form of this Philo, Steve.
At P1 L1, 'deflex(l)um' error is within a quote, didn't know if you left that
in on purpose.
Also, check brandtianum at P2 L3, P4 L1, P3 L3.
Check variifolium at P5 L2.
Hope the cool nights are over for the year, even cool during yesterday and
today with wind chill factored in, sweater weather.
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