Posted by Lesley on February 12, 1998 at 00:16:02:
In response to Oh, thank you!And...., written by Caroline on February 11, 1998 at 18:54:38
] I don't suppose you have a date for smuggling rubber seeds out of Brazil to Kew Gardens and thence to Malaysia to wreak havok with the Rain Forest ecosystem there, have you? It's one of those things I used to know, but I've sort of forgotten, like Christopher Robin......
Caroline, I didn't discover this during my research and I am longing to know! BTW, I think you would enjoy a book by Eleanor Perenyi called Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden It is very informative, funny and and a wonderful book. She touches on some of the South American plants. She does make a point of how unappreciated the Spanish are for the preseervation of medicinal plants by the Spanish, whose accomplishments go unrecognized in the English speaking world.
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