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Re: Neil Carroll's last IAS Newsletter

  • Subject: Re: Neil Carroll's last IAS Newsletter
  • From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
  • Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 09:39:12 -0500 (CDT)

Dany this is a delightfully caring letter!  I will write to you privately
about Marantaceae to England, Aroids from Asia and observing in Jungles, I
hope next week.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dany Hervelle" <bs246466@skynet.be>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 5:47 AM
Subject: Re: Neil Carroll's last IAS Newsletter

| Hello to all
| I am very in accord with you wilbert.!!'simply' plants lover' are most of
| the time not take
| in correct serious and that's why i really thanks some  plant man like
| Joseph Bogner,Alistair Hay or
| Tom Croat from who i always had receiving a reply of ,or a letter,or an
| email!Someone who have a large collection of a genera,for instance,have a
| very great knowledge of this genera with the years.Sure that help from a
| scientific is ofen necessary,but sure also
| that a simply collector may also give help to scientific.The 2 are i think
| complementary.
| I remember long years agoo when i first was interesting about
| the genus
| alocasia.I have writing hundreds of letters to have rarely only a
| that i have an extensive collection of that genus(near than 100 species
| cvs),sometime only i feel to be taking in serious!Sure that have a large
| collection is not an absolue referance,but
| sure also that be a collector today is so far differant that be a
| only 50 years agoo!Now you love your plants,but you also try to know
| them,try to make them know by others,try to make the best way to grow
| them,try to know from where they come,to  know how they are use in the
| origin country,etc...,so is it not in some way a kind of study,research,
| in our level?Now,i have regular exchange with few botanical garden(with
| of bt,it is always no reply),and  never my
| knowledge of 'my' genera was negative,offen the inverse.All that to say
| if most of us are not 'Dr',we offen know correctly our plants!So collector
| and Dr,same fight in some..!
| One thing also,about the rain forest...,yes i want to go to the rainforest
| to see,get and pick plant!But if i 'll take plants there,sure that it will
| be not me who will made the rainforest in danger.Just a question:how manys
| aroiders are on the list?If you think that all of them will go one time in
| the rainforest to pic plants there,sure that it will not be a lot of
| people!I really don't think that the people who collect plants may cause
| really dommage in the forest, if this is not made in a commercial way (a
| lot).Most of the plants that are lost are with the destruction of the
| natural habitat.And if one day this habitat may be restaured,sure that the
| plants that i had take there will be again avalable,and
| in plus multiplicate,because the 'plant lover' Love the plants,and made
| the best care,more that mother nature may do...And i love mother nature!
| Good growin' to all
| P.S.Excuse me all please for my bad english!
| dany Hervelle

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