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RIP Alfred Razafindratsira

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I'm kinda surprised to not find this here yet, but Alfred of the Beccariophoenix alfredii fame and major seed supplier for a huge amount of the Madagascar palms passed away this past Tuesday I believe.

I find it comforting that just by happenstance I planted this alfredii on Monday. I have had it for years courtesy Pete Balasky who got the seed from Alfred before it was named.

 

RIP Alfred, a great contributor to the plant and Palm world.

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May he rest in peace. He will live in each of our beccariophoenix alfredii.

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It's sad to hear about this loss.  I had the opportunity to meet Alfred briefly on a short trip that I made to Madagascar a couple of years ago with Len.  It's great to know that his name will live on in the plant world thanks to the naming of Beccariophenix for him.  

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