Re: Ibicella

Terry Bertozzi - 229112 (
Fri, 03 Jun 1994 13:36:49 +0930 (CST)

> Yesterday in the mail I received a catalogue from Dingley in Australia.
> I'd ordered _Ibicella lutea_ seeds from them in the past, just to discover
> that the seeds were of _Proboscidea louisianica_. I sent them a note to
> this effect. Now I see they are offering _P.louisianica_ seeds again, and
> also what they claim are genuine _Ibicella_ seeds. Get this----$10 AU buys
> you one (1), count 'em---one, seed!

Colin Clayton, the proprieter of Dingley, sent a letter to the ACPS stating
that he had indeed found I.lutea. I am shocked, however, at the price he
is asking. It is RIDICULOUS! I just happen to be going into the centre of NSW
where these plants probably occur, unless a farmer finds them first whereupon
he/she will gladly rip them out of the ground and stamp on them numerous times,
so I'll keep my eyes open.
Let you know when I get some. I don't know about you, but I can wait especially
at that price.


Cheers Terry