Re: [IGSROBIN] Geranium arboreum
Rats, wouldn't you know it. Alas about Hawaii. Between the pigs, the
mongooses, and the rats the island has been devestated, I agree.
This is now a challenge, however:). I will find a seed or two of arboreum
if I have to go to Maui to do it. I have a few contacts in the islands who
are used to obtaining far more exotic substances than geranium seeds. Maybe
they can be of help.
Thanks for the information.
From: Robin Parer <geraniac@PACBELL.NET>
To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: Geranium arboreum
>I believe Geranium arboreum is on CITIES, and all collecting of seed,
>except with permission and for research purposes, is forbidden. It is
>endangered because wild pigs and cattle have devastated its habitat. I
>have seen the ground rototilled by pigs around the base of the plants.
>We need to get some botanical institution interested in growing it. It
>suckers, and probably can be propagated from roots. The flora of poor
>Hawaii is in such a mess. It is very melancholy to see the scale of
>invasion there by foreign plants and animals.
>Sorry for the gloomy news.