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Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
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LariAnn
Dec 15, 2012 2:45 PM CST

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Fellow Aroiders,
I wanted to point out, for the benefit of those who do not know. that Steve Lucas, the person who started the Exotic Rainforest website, passed away in January of 2011. He was a good friend of mine, fanatical about the scientific side of aroids, and very supportive of the International Aroid Society. His website is still up and i don't know who is maintaining it at this time. So if anyone addresses a comment to him, that is why you will not receive an answer.

However, his site has been archived on the I.A.S. website - the link is below:

http://www.aroid.org/gallery/lucas/arch/

LariAnn
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 18, 2012 9:32 PM CST

Thank you, I was wondering. Thumbs up
Regards,
Arif.
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
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NoelCalvert
Dec 22, 2012 11:52 PM CST
LariAnn,
I have been told that his wife is maintaining the site. I was also wondering about him, & find it a shame that someone so passionate about this subject is no longer helping us learn more about these wonderful plants. I am sure he will be sorely missed.
Noel Calvert
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 23, 2012 12:19 AM CST

We have you now lets see if you can help us. ;)
regards,
Arif.
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
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NoelCalvert
Dec 23, 2012 7:49 AM CST
hehe Arif,
Agreed! I am taking another small trip today, & bought a digital camera. I should have lots of photos showing the local flora as well as the living situation & more down here in Tumaco. I anticipate new plants also. I know of a lot full of Illistrus growing wild that I am going to raid today as well as some other locations.
Sincerely,
Noel
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Dec 23, 2012 12:30 PM CST

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NoelCalvert said:I am taking another small trip today, & bought a digital camera.

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Evan
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 23, 2012 7:32 PM CST

Thumbs up Take your camera along when you go raiding, why raiding why not collecting. Noel, while collecting don't behave like an elephant and trample the rest. Just one cute plant do it with surgical precision. Hope you can provide us with a pictorial log book and graphical account.
Regards,
Arif.
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
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NoelCalvert
Dec 23, 2012 9:29 PM CST
Hello everyone,
Your not going to believe some of the plants I found. I will be uploading photos soon. Relax Arif! I was only kidding about the raiding. I collected quite a few plants today. I found another type of monstera that I have seen before. That makes 3 monsteras that I have now. I found several varieties of philodendron, or Antharuims. I am not sure how to tell the difference, but we will see when I post my blog tomorrow. I am dog tired now at 10:30 at night.
Noel
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 23, 2012 10:37 PM CST
Confused Relax? I am quite relaxed thank you. Hilarious!
Regards,
Arif.
Name: mj
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mjsponies
May 10, 2014 6:30 PM CST
Apparently there is an issue with the site now...the Domain seems to have not been renewed.
Too bad, so much good information there.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 10, 2014 8:50 PM CST

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The site has been preserved on the I.A.S. site. I'll post the link, please let me know if you can access it.

Edited: here's the link. I'm not sure if it's all set yet.
http://www.aroid.org/gallery/lucas/arch/
Evan
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Name: mj
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mjsponies
May 10, 2014 8:57 PM CST
Thumbs up Thank You Evan !
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 10, 2014 8:58 PM CST

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@LariAnn, can you add the link to your introductory post please?
Evan
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 10, 2014 8:59 PM CST

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Can you get to the page MJ?
Evan
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
May 10, 2014 9:03 PM CST
Evan, Yes I can
God gave us wings. He just called them horses
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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eclayne
May 10, 2014 10:03 PM CST

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Evan
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
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LariAnn
May 11, 2014 7:34 PM CST

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Evan,
I've added the link - thanks for the update.

LariAnn
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 11, 2014 8:11 PM CST

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Thanks LariAnn.
Evan
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plantladylin
Jul 1, 2014 11:31 AM CST
Thank You!
Evan and LariAnn for the link to Exotic Rainforest at the IAS site! Recently I had searched specifically for the Exotic Rainforest site and noticed it was no longer available which was sad. I know that Steve Lucas is missed a lot and I'm glad we will still be able to peruse his site. I often wondered if his family kept up the gardens in Arkansas, does anyone know? I'd always wished I could have made a trip to tour his beautiful gardens.
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Granny14
Jul 20, 2014 5:14 AM CST
Lariann,
Hello. I was looking for Steve's web site so I could identify some plants. I got acquainted with Steve and Janis about a year before he passed. Wonderful man....giving with his knowledge and plants. I got in touch with Janis and she told me of his passing and that she was going to be moving. When I asked about their rainforest she said she would sell it. I bought it and it is now housed in a wonderful private conservatory in central indiana. Even though its not open to the public, I gladly welcome anyone, as Steve did, to come for a visit. Added features...which I think Steve would have loved...are a 12 foot high waterfall and koi pond...also lots of Lady Gouldian birds, canaries, finches, small green parrots.
The conservatory is computer climate controlled. It rains at 6:00am and 10:00pm every day. If it starts to get to hot the vents open and the fans come on. In the winter it stays around 76 to 78 degrees....so even though there are big snow flakes coming down, I go out there and am in heaven.
I will get some photos and try to post here
Connie Scott
Mamabass@frontier.com
Morristown, Indiana

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