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Re: Relocation Amorphophallus collection Wageningen

Dear Wilbert,

sorry to read this in the aroid-L.

And it is really a shame that Wageningen gives up your scientific work and the collection, too.

The best aspect in this bad case is that the collection seem to be in good hands.

Heads up, Lord. P.(ositive) , and all the best for you,


-----Original Message-----
> Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 17:52:28 +0100
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Relocation Amorphophallus collection Wageningen
> From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@xs4all.nl>
> To: "'Discussion of aroids'" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>

> Dear friends,
> Some of you already know this but several months ago Wageningen
> University decided to close down its botanical gardens and to
> terminate scientific curation of the collections. Also the tropical
> greenhouse needs to me emptied by Jan. 1st 2010. You can imagine that
> the last months have been hard for me and my colleagues as we must now
> find new jobs and have to leave a good deal of our lives' work behind
> us.
> Another consequence is that I had to find a botanical garden fit and
> willing to harbour the enormous Amorphophallus collection (1500+
> plants). I am happy that the botanical garden of Hamburg University
> has adopted the collection and it will remain available for scientific
> research and I will be allowed to  co-coordinate matters concerning
> the collection. Therefore I will still be available to you all for
> questions etc. Material requests will not be as easily fulfilled as
> before (or equally difficult........).
> This is what happens when economy takes over science & education.
> Wilbert (aka Lord Phalless).
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