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International Sansevieria Society

Post Number:#1  Postby Gee.S » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:20 pm

I'm probably late to the show here, but just discovered the International Sansevieria Society, my interest being the Journal. 36 issues @ $10 each is kinda spensive but a $25 DVD is available for issues 1-33. I'm in! No idea regarding content or quality, but I do have a DVD coming.
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Post Number:#2  Postby Brooksphilly » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:52 am

Awesome! Let us know how it is. Is this the one started way back when by Juan C.?
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Post Number:#3  Postby Spination » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:39 am

No doubt - a treasure trove of information!
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Post Number:#4  Postby jayhouseplant » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:16 am

Did you ever get the DVD? Thinking of getting one too.
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Post Number:#5  Postby Gee.S » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:39 pm

Just got it, and it looks very good. each issue is presented as a separate PDF, and another separate PDF is provided, which indexes the whole lot by species. Quality is excellent. I'll be poring through this for quite a long while, I'd suspect. Not ready to comment on content, but presentation is excellent, and that was my primary concern.

Edit: OK, so I've spent the past hour using the journal as a research tool after copying DVD contents onto one of my hard drives (about 2.2 G). I dare say, this is quite likely the most comprehensive source of Sansevieria information on the planet. Many/most articles favor habitat/taxonomic issues over those of cultivation. Lots of photos. Very impressed.
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Post Number:#6  Postby Azuleja » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:23 pm

Here's a flickr link to 120 preview pages if anyone is curious as I was. There are many articles I'd love to read. No. 12, A handsomely twisted sansevieria. No. 17, Notes on the sansevieria suffruticosa group. Fun stuff. I remembered that our local CSS has a library, and they have The Splendid Sansevieria. So, there's that.
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Post Number:#7  Postby Gee.S » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:56 pm

Azuleja wrote:Here's a flickr link to 120 preview pages if anyone is curious as I was. There are many articles I'd love to read. No. 12, A handsomely twisted sansevieria. No. 17, Notes on the sansevieria suffruticosa group. Fun stuff. I remembered that our local CSS has a library, and they have The Splendid Sansevieria. So, there's that.

One of the first articles I read.
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