Steve: Exoticrainforest.

birdsnbloomsJanuary 15, 2011

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

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I am saddened to hear about Steve's passing. He was just posting a few days ago. He was a kind, gentle man and will be missed.


    Bookmark   January 15, 2011 at 8:03PM
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Awww, that is so sad!
I had the pleasure of talking to him a couple yrs back via emails. We talked about our plants, mainly his extended and gorgeous collection. Out of the blue. he offered me some generous cuttings from a Monsterio Delicio that was growing out of control in his fantastic greenhouse which I will forever cherish.

Thank you Steve (Exoticrainforest) You and your knowledge will be missed!

Billy Rae

    Bookmark   January 15, 2011 at 9:06PM
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Its saddening. He was such a gentleman, explained the details of aroid pollination to me..


    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 4:30AM
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Very sad news. Bye Steve, thanks for all the informative posts you've left & for helping me ID my Blushing Phil. I'm sure your loss will be widely felt. I extend condolences to family & friends...


    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 10:45AM
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Toni: This man was extremely influential in the way I look at certain plants.

He will be so missed and so will his up todate information!
I will be re-reading a lot of what he wrote in the past for sure. This place will not be the same without him.:-(

I will post a picture of a plant he helped me out with that just would not do anything for me for the longest time until I learned of it's habitat thanks to Steve.

My condolences to his family&friends...


    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 3:32PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

It's a great loss for everyone, especially his family.
He was so giving, so forward, and always answered promptly and with great enthusiasm.
I am still shocked. But I am also blessed that he shared his last days with us.


    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 5:31PM
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