Anthurium trinerve

Dear all,

4 more packages of seed are going out today and I think that fulfils 
everybodys requests,27 in total,  if you asked me for seeds and do not 
receive a package within the next week or so do let me know and I will try 
again. With the vagaries of the various countries postal systems (I got 
requests from as far afield as Taiwan, New Zealand, Paris etc) it would not 
be surprising if one or two went astray. Early feedback from recipients 
suggests 100 percent germination! Certainly my own sowing of these seeds is 
now about 1/2 inch high and growing really strongly. 

I returned from a brief trip to Amsterdam last weekend and 'lo and behold', 
guess what I saw in the famous flower market there, yup, you guessed it, 
A. trinerve! So it seems that someone in Europe at least is growing and 
distributing this plant (my original plant came from Stockholm, Sweden). If 
you have never been to Amsterdam and can get there do make the effort, there 
is a beautiful Botanic Garden attached to the Free University with a 
wonderful aroid collection plus many other exotics. Hans Hvissers who is one 
of the specialists there (he writes to this list also) is doing great work in 
propagating and disseminating aroids and I am sure will be happy to see you. 
We desperately need gardens like this one, it relies entirely on donations 
and grants unlike the bigger national gardens in many countries and yet does 
pioneering work in conservation and dissemination of species. My thanks to 
Hans for a wonderful visit.

Regards to all,

Geoffrey Kibby
International Institute of Entomology
56 Queen's Gate
London, SW7 5JR
Tel: 0171-584-0067

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