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Re: [aroid-l] Abasia borneo?

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Abasia borneo?
  • From: "Peter Boyce" peterboyce@myjaring.net
  • Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 05:25:23 +0700

Ah ha, these are special croutons that have been selected because they have
undergone genetic modification that allows them to remain crisp in the humid
tropics. Ideal for use in soup, too.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Derek Burch" <derek@horticulturist.com>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Abasia borneo?

> Unfortunately 'Tropical Gardening' has its strange aspects. I am sure
> that the origin of 'Abasia' may lie in sloppy proofreading. If you go to
> the Ree Gardens section of their site at the address David gives, you
> will see a weird introductory paragraph, and, under the picture of
> crotons the statement "The genetic variations displayed by croutons are
> always a welcome surprise. "
> Anything goes ... !  Derek
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]
> On Behalf Of plantsman
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 1:24 AM
> To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: [aroid-l] Abasia borneo?
>  This is one that perhaps Dewey knows about.  Ree Gardens, owned by
> Steve
> and Marie Nock in Pinecrest, FL shows an aroid featured on the
> Tropicalgardening.com website that they describe at Abasia borneo, but
> looks
> suspiciously like some kind of Alocasia:
> http://www.tropicalgardening.com/ReeGardens/reegardens2.html
> I'm not familiar with the genus Abasia.  Can anyone check this out?
> David Sizemore
> Kingsport, TN (Zone 6a)

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