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Re: [aroid-l] Graziela Barroso, Brazilian aroid specialist dies at

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Graziela Barroso, Brazilian aroid specialist dies at
  • From: Jean -Paul FERRY jpcferry2@wanadoo.fr
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 18:11:48 +0200 (CEST)

Dear Aroiders,
When I can see the beautiful Philodendron grazielae , I think of Graziela and the stay in ours hearts.
Best regards.
Geneviève Ferry
Jardin botanique de Nancy ( FRANCE)


> Message du 30/06/03 22:39
> De : Tom Croat <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
> A : Aroid-L (E-mail) <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
> Copie à : 
> Objet : [aroid-l] Graziela Barroso, Brazilian aroid specialist dies at 91
> Dear Aroiders:
> 
> 	Though I do not have the exact details as yet I wanted to report to
> the Aroid Community that Graziela Maciel Barroso, certainly the oldest
> aroider, recently died at age 91.  Graziela worked on many groups of plants
> but aroids were her favorite group.  I first met Graziela in 1986 at one of
> the famous weekend parties at the estate of Roberto Burle Marx, the reknown
> landscape artist and painter who had developed the largest aroid collection
> in South America.  Graziela was at that time a young 74 years old and had
> continued working after her mandatory retirement.  I will get together with
> some of the Brazilians who knew her well and prepare a full obituary to
> follow in the IAS Newsletter or in Aroideana but I just wanted those of you
> who might have known her or her work to be aware that we have lost her.  
> 
> Tom Croat
> 
> 


Geneviève Ferry
9, allée des tourterelles
54220 Malzéville
FRANCE





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