Since hearing the news that Steve, ExoticRainforest, passed away, the shock left me, and many others, saddened.
Although, I've only known Steve a short time, I feel I've lost a good friend.
He was very helpful, went out of his way to assist those who needed help.
Steve was a man who loved plants, studied, researched, and met with people who, 'when he needed an answer,' would readily reply.
It was Steve who identified my 17-yr-old, unknown plant, taking his valued time sending information and pictures to friends/botonists around the world. Steve identified my plant as, Pandanus.
Because this unknown plant came from Poland, we called it, The Polish Plant. Due to Steves hard work, we now know its genus. In the future my Pandanus will be referred to as, P. 'Steven.'
Suggestion: it'd be nice for those who believe to take a moment, pray for Steve's widow, children and grandchildren.
To Steve, a giant of a man whom we miss and love, Toni