If you are now following the threads on this aroid forum, you are certain to realize there are those who wish to be better informed about the plants in the plant group Araceae. Aroids are among the most fascinating plant species on our planet! There is an excellent organization known as the International Aroid Society which you should consider joining. IAS has been in existence for over 30 years! Some of the folks who now contribute to UBC are respected IAS members. Believe me, you'll get your money's worth just in information. And you'll receive both quartely news letters and the annual journal Aroideana. So if you're not yet a member, take a look at what IAS has to offer: http://www.aroid.org/ If you live near NW Arkansas, SE Missouri or NE Oklahamo, we're forming a local IAS chapter. For details and more information regarding the advantages of membership in the International Aroid Socieity, this link may help: http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Join IAS.html The membership link just above takes you directly to the IAS website.