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Re: Piptospatha


One thing I must alert you to is that any plants collected from the wild in
this manner and then directly or indirectly sold are collected in
contravention to the law anywhere in SE Asia. 

Due to their illegal origins, such plants will also be exported from their
country of origin without permits and thus the export will be illegal, AND
because of this their importation in North America, much of Europe, and
Australia will also be in contravention of local laws.

Very best


-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]
On Behalf Of dbiggs@xantusidesign.net
Sent: Wednesday, 13 January, 2010 4:18 AM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: [Aroid-l] Piptospatha

Well I have been in touch with a fish store owner in San Francisco who
imports live material form SE Asia with some regularity. I have not yet
asked him where the exporter that he works with is located, although I
imagine that they probably operate from Singapore, Thailand or Hong Kong.

I hope that there might be a chance to acquire some Piptospatha,
Bucephalandra or rheophytic Schismatoglottis. He said that would inquire
about them. I understand that these plants often grow in association with
Cryptocoryne in the wild, so the exporter or his suppliers might be able
to find them while out looking for other material.



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