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Abgeschickt von Peter Corkhill am 19 April, 2002 um 23:21:40

Antwort auf: Critical remarks on the trade with Cypripediums von Holger Perner am 28 Maerz, 2002 um 07:18:24:


Thanks for giving us such a detailed insight. The better we understand the situation the less likely we are to contribute to it.

Your description of the farmer who collects these plants reminds me of the writing of Reginald Farrer in England in 1919. He was complaining about the activities of “Mistress Thomasin Tunstall from Lancashire – that worthy gentlewoman and great – even, excessive – lover of these plants, quarried them so piteously”. Almost single-handed, she wiped out one of the main colonies and again just for a few pennies.



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