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To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L"
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 5:33 AM
Subject: Re: Aroideana and the Newsletter.
| In a message dated Mon, 14 May 2001 11:37:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
"Ron Iles" writes:
| << Aroideana is a JOURNAL for
| the publication of key "Scientific Papers". The Status of Aroideana
| depends on Scientific accuracy and unambiguity, the excellence of its
| That pretty much sums up what my understanding was: Aroideana was/is a
scientific journal, like Biotropica or Annals of Botany, but on a smaller
scale. The IAS newsletter, as the name implies, is for news -- IAS and
other aroid-related events and happenings.
| << who's who, their interests, collection lists of
| genera and species, Members' Births!, Marriages, Deaths, Life Changes,
| of Wants, Surplus & Exchanges, Reports of developments in Horticulture, of
| Journeys into the Forest if they come back, advice on growing, Sources,
| good and plants, Public Botanic Garden specialisms and whether they are
| commercial accessible to Specialist Collectors, Warnings, Group Trips,
| Strategies. etc
| Indeed. My very first year in IAS, I saw an announcement for a symposium
of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops -- an organization not
in any way affiliated with IAS. It was a valuable tip, for otherwise I
would never have known about what turned out to be a very interesting
symposium. I propose that, in addition to after-the-fact reports of
collecting trips, such trips should be made known beforehand, in the
planning stages, in case perchance a reader has a certain expertise that
might help the expedition.
| << Maybe more fine pictures, diagrams, details
| of habitat etc etc would make the most technical MORE definitive yet more
| appealling and readable?
| Jason Hernandez