Tecophilaea Cyanocrocus

Alberto Castillo ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Sun, 04 Sep 2011 16:55:12 PDT
Harold, you were present, along with Peter Goldblatt, Brian Mathew, Martyn Rix, Alan, Fred Meyer, Adrian, Chuck Hardman and scores of others when Mike Read and Faith Thompson Campbell unmasked the frantic Cyclamen plundering in Turkey. You were the Chairman of International Bulb Society in those glory days. 
The extent of the looting was such that even here in farway Argentina huge hederifolium tubers (dessicated and hopeless) were available for sale. Granted the leaading case was mirabile but the fact that ALL cyclamens are CITES plants for years indicates all species were threatened.
Rodger, it was Stan Farwig, in all they were three letters and they appeared in Pacific Horticulture mag in the Readers Letters section. I would strongly recommend reading them to the generation of younger growers. that are so eager to obtain the rarest amaryllids "without asking much". Stan's arguments were demolishing. I don't remember the arguing was nasty, only that it exposed a founding father.......


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