Leslie, it is a fairly big plant, about 50 cm ls.I will save pollen, I have another one, if 2nd plant in bloom, I will make sibross for propagation purpuses.Looks like it’s blooming on small plant? What is size of plant? I saw pics with plants flower like big gratrixianums at 40 cm.
You are right in every aspect. We who have access to rare plants should continue to propagate before they are forever lost.I don t like to be a cites Saint.But just imagine a similar situation.One of your friend was walking in a flower market in Thailand and sent a question about buying some plant.A said of course, yes.But I will try to save pollen from weaker plant, just in bud, to the second, stronger plant for propagation.Just similar cooperation, I sent Mark pollen from wentworthianum for propagation, too.I think, this outways of law of CITES can be the real way for saving these species from extinction.Honestly i think authorities just **** on these problems. Laws say that trade of plants is forbidden, but how about local collecting, tradeing or destroying forests for industrial purpuses?