Re: madan tamang catalog

Just a precision: I have been satisfied with the corms and seed I got las
autumn. But, up to now, I have not been able to identify them as they are
still dormant. I use their FAX and paid by means of International Post
Money Order.
G. Gusman

>Jean, Here's the augmented posting on Madan Tamag.
>Arisaema Source:
>Madan Tamang
>4 Dr. Zakir Hussain Road
>Darjeeling 734 101
>West Bengal, India
>Tel: (0354) 2698
>A new nursery that opened last summer. They also organize treks and
>travels in this area (Darjeeling, E Nepal, Sikkim).
>                        All prices in U.S. dollars.
>                                        Seed:   Corms:
>        A. concinnum                    2.00    2.00
>        A. consanguineum                        2.00    2.00
>        A. costatum                             3.00
>        A. echinatum                            3.00
>        A. echinatum                            3.00
>        A. erubescens                   2.00    3.00
>        A. exappendiculatum                     4.00
>        A. flavum                                       5.00
>        A. galeatum                     2.00    3.00
>        A. griffithii                   1.00    2.50
>        A. intermedium                  2.00    2.50
>        A. jacquemontii                 2.00    3.00
>        A. nepenthoides                 1.00    2.00
>        A. ochraceum = A nepenthoides   1.00    2.50
>        A. ostiolatum                   3.00    3.00
>        A. propinquum                           3.00
>        A. speciosum                    1.00    2.00
>        A. tortuosum                    2.00    2.00
>        A. utile = A. verrucosum v. utile               1.00
>        A. verrucosum                   3.00    3.00
>        A. vexillatum                           3.00
> There are 10 to 12 seed per packet..
>For tubers you must supply an IMPORT PERMIT, a consignment letter,
>and 50% advance payment. Some European countries do not require an
>Import Permit. A consignment letter is just a letter ordering the
>An Import permit is not required for seed.
>Postage, packing, and forwarding charges are extra as applicable.
>A. flavum will not be shipped until next season. Orders for tubers must
>reach the nursery by the month of June. Corms are dispatched
>You will note that quite a few unusual species are offered.
>Madan offers a catalog which includes other Himalayan plants.
>Although I have no personal experience with this supplier, Arisaema
>expert Guy Gusman finds  both their seed and corms to be of excellent
>quality and properly identified. With regard to shipping costs, Guy
>payed him beforehand by means of a draft from my bank to an Indian bank.
>He doesn't remember which one.
>But, when about to send them, Madan gave
>the P&P amount and Guy had to make a second payment, that implies
>unnecessary costs. Ask Madan the final amount +P&P beforehand and also
>which Indian Bank to make the transfer to.
>Avoid a check included in an envelope. Mail is often erratic in India:
>FAX and
>direct bank transfers usually work well.
>Mailing costs were high because Madan used a private and very quick
>it was the KLM (Dutch Flight Company). All corms were in perfect
>when Guy received them arrived in Brussels.

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