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Request for Colocasia antiquorum illustris (fwd)

Hi, I am forwarding to everyone's consideration the following request that
I have not been able to fulfill for reasons explained below...


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 14:58:59 -1000
From: John Cho <choj@hawaii.edu>
To: Krzysztof Kozminski <kk@netgate.net>
Subject: Re: Colocasia antiquorum illustris

>> Dear KK:
>> I am a research plant pathologist at the University of Hawaii's Maui Ag.
>> Research Center. I work on the molecular genetics of Colocasia and would be
>> interested in obtaining a specimen of C. antiquorum illustris.
>> Please let me know if you would be willing to send me a sample of the plant.
>> Aloha, John
>>  PS. I also note that you have what you call Colocasia "Jet Black Wonder", I
>> would also be interested in including that specimen in my breeding program.
>> Can you also give me passport information on both.
>> John J. Cho                                     Phone: 808 878-1213    
>> Professor of Plant Pathology              Fax: 808 878-6804 
>> Maui Agricultural Research Center        Email: choj@hawaii.edu     
>> University of Hawaii                       
>> P. O. Box 269 (209 Mauna Place)         
>> Kula, HI 96790 USA                           
>Unfortunately, both of these have succumbed to spider mites, which are
>much more of a problem here in California, than in North Carolina where my
>photos if C. antiquorum illustris were made.  Of all colocasias, only a
>small C.fontanesii has survived.

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