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Re: [aroid-l] New IAS website additions

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] New IAS website additions
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 08:07:30 +0100
  • Importance: Normal

Dear Ron,

Well, now there is a bunch of coherent lines in one message. This one I
could fully understand. It is indeed a horror to have to cut up a beloved
collection. Hell, even my own Amorphophallus collection may be up for grabs
one day (soon.......). Life goes on.....

No worry about the pix. When you get to it and you have some interesting
ones, we'll be happy to put them up.



> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens Ron Iles
> Verzonden: donderdag 27 februari 2003 22:47
> Aan: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Onderwerp: Re: [aroid-l] New IAS website additions
> It is quite wonderful to see the enormous increases in the
> Web Site for
> which we can all be so very gratefull to Wilbert & his Associates.
> I would like to add photos of Spathiphyllum.  As I think Isaid before,
> Wilbert, for over ten months I have been in the single handed
> traumas of
> major downsizing & change in where & how I live.  The entire
> Spathiphyllum
> Collection had to be moved into emergency accomodation in
> dead of Winter.
> They have suffered very badly & I am still trying to save them all in
> unfavourable conditions.    Due to Planning restrictions in areas of
> outstanding Natural Beauty new housing is not possible in the
> near future &
> I can no longer afford either new investment or the past high
> maintenance
> costs.   Shedding to other "Arks" seemed the only depressing
> choice.  The
> Arks needed to be geographically close to be moved in the
> winter cold.  I
> needed to recoup some of my costs but have only had offers to
> "accept free"
> in the Old World from Collections who wanted them also
> delivered free.  A
> Florida Tissue Culture Firm is keen to help as soon as the
> weather is warm
> enough for transport.   Meanwhile the difficulties of keeping
> them alive are
> horrendous.   As shade plants they are reacting very badly to
> the Sodium
> Grolux lights with their infra-red content & a few may have a
> pathogen which
> could have insinuated into the Collection possibly from
> tissue cultured
> plants planted out previously in Florida & received as
> "jungle quality.
> Opportunity for pathogen or pest control in the present
> crises housing is
> minimal.   Moving is one of the great traumas of Life.  The
> continuing fight
> to save the Collection has imposed enormous logistic &
> vocational strains on
> this "one man band".   I understand the seriousness behind the fun
> requesting I get off my arse & do something about photos for
> the IAS Web
> Site but I can only do what is possible according to real
> life priorities.
> I was an idealistic Spathiphyllum specialist in my SPARE time
> only for a
> couple of years & in that time the massive time allocated
> made possible the
> fully paid for acquisition of the largest assemblage of
> different.forms in
> one place maybe in history.  Throughout the demands by others
> & myself on my
> scarce time, I have tried to keep an (in)sanity saving sense
> of humour & fun
> & will continue to do so.   So I would be request
> understanding & to request
> that emails off-line especially be motivating & that the "different" &
> sometimes deeper meaning humour be carefully read & accepted
> in the benign
> ways to you intelligent people they were written.   Not only is this a
> personally stressful time for which I am not inviting
> sympathy, but what is
> happening outside aroids in the Big Wide World, is profoundly
> worrying to
> Humanists & Environmentalists.   The natural heritages of tomorrow's
> children are being destroyed, they & their parents are being
> barbarised more
> & more from all sides.   We live in times when to me there
> maybe was never a
> greater need for World Understanding & above all, hugely
> greater emphases on
> spirituality rather than materialism through Care & Love.
> Aside from my
> stress diffusing satire & teasing, obvious in their true
> meanings which
> should please not be exigently read as empty frivolity, I
> hope you can now
> understand those most profound things which have always
> motivated me..first.
> Ron Iles
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
> To: "'Aroid-l'" <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>; "'Arisaema-l'"
> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 4:22 PM
> Subject: [aroid-l] New IAS website additions
> > Peoples,
> >
> > There are some additions visible on the IAS website. Thomas
> Mottl and I
> have
> > uploaded the following items:
> >
> > 1) a Stylochaeton species list + two links to pix
> > 2) a Cyrtosperma species list + links to pix and Julius
> Boos' original
> page
> > 3) three extra pix-links of Dracontium (D. ulei, nivosum
> and spruceanum)
> > 4) extra pix on some Arisaema pages (concinnum, elephas, flavum,
> speciosum)
> > 5) new pix-pages of Arisaema costatum & A. tortuosum
> > 6) New pix of Typhonium trilobatum
> > 7) new pix of Arum maculatum, dioscoridis and hygrophilum
> > 8) new pix of Dracunculus vulgaris
> > 9) a new species list page on Gonatopus + links to pix
> >
> > For this Thomas and I like to thank for contributions by
> Martin Neitz,
> > Dietmar Kiehlmann, Pierre Ibisch, David Scherberich. Thanks
> guys, and we
> are
> > ready for more by other people too!!!!!!
> >
> > Wilbert & Thomas
> >
> >
> >

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