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Re: [aroid-l] Suran ?

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Suran ?
  • From: "Randy Story" story@caltech.edu
  • Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 09:58:48 -0700

Suran is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

>From: The Thaumaturgist <asitkghosh@yahoo.com>
>To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Suran ?
>Date: Fri, Sep 6, 2002, 12:44 AM

> What is the scientific name of SURAN ?
> Thanks.
> Asit K. Ghosh
> Rockledge, Florida
> ================================================================
> --- Randy Story <story@caltech.edu> wrote:
>> Just a follow-up :
>> I did a search on the web and found a mail-order Indian grocery
>> that
>> delivers by UPS.  In their section "Fresh vegetables" they list
>> about 50
>> things, including Yam (Suran).  They give a phone number to call
>> for fresh
>> vegetables, perhaps because things are seasonal.  Wanting to avoid
>> a
>> possibly difficult phone conversation trying to explain that I need
>> the
>> whole tuber, I decided instead to send an e-mail describing why I
>> wanted to
>> grow the plant, etc.  I sent this last Friday and haven't heard
>> back--perhaps they thought it was a joke!
>> Right after I sent the e-mail I realized that it would be highly
>> unlikely
>> that they would send produce to California.  We have strict laws
>> prohibiting
>> the import of produce (also plants) as anyone who has driven into
>> the state
>> can attest to!  (a private individual can usually get away sending
>> a plant
>> or tuber without it being confiscated, though...).  So I figure it
>> would
>> probably be pointless for me personally to pursue the matter.
>> However if
>> anyone else is interested in trying, here is the info:
>> Patel Brothers: http://www.patelbrothersusa.com/new/
>> Click "go shopping" on the left, then under the groceries list
>> click on
>> "fresh vegetables"
>> Their phone number to order fresh vegetables is: 718-539-4646
>> I'm curious what the result is, if anyone is interested enough to
>> try.
>> Randy
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