Today we recieved the sad news that Phill Mann has died. He was a friend and a great guy to be in the field with. He trully loved CP's and spend much of his time looking for and at them. He will be sadly missed.
Even for those like me who knew little about him, his influence on our diverse passion in plants can be seen in so many places. Deeds are what make a name known, and his were many, all my prayers and comforts to his family and friends.
I am very sorry to hear that "Big Pond" Phill Mann is gone. This is just terrible. It was a pleasure meeting Phill for the first time at the 2012 ICPS conference, although I had corresponded with him for a number of years. Goodbye friend.