Re: not legal ones!


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Abgeschickt von Peter Corkhill am 19 April, 2002 um 22:41:17

Antwort auf: Cyp farreri von Trevor Dines am 18 April, 2002 um 11:33:55:

Trevor,

This species is really rare in the wild in China, seldom imported and never legally. Seeds have also been practically impossible to obtain by those doing micropropagation, so the short answer is No!

If you surf the internet perhaps you will see this species occasionally advertised but my advice would be to avoid it and others similarly wild collected. The dealers selling these plants are known to the CITES authorities and packages from them will be opened for examination. DNA tests can identify illegal imports so don't think false lables fool anyone and you risk losing not only this plant but your whole collection.

I have already lost one good orchid friend who was visited by the police following anonymous complaints about his collection - he comitted suicide! and the ripples were felt all round the world.

Peter


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