Yes thats a sad story. So this is why its so important that we propagate it artificial. Its a pity that we have to do this illegal, it seems like.Hangianum and thaianum have been legal for years. One species he shared has never been approved for export by the country it is native to. I care because I have already been warned about our Government looking into my collecting efforts. There have been bogus claims a variety of this species from its large neighbor but I'm sure they were illegal exports also. I know they have been sold as flasks in another country but the technology to flask them does not exist in the native country. It is a shame because they have been collected to near extinction.
You a right! Its from O&m. There were nice BS plants when i was there last time.Martin, what a bunch of first class flowers. I like especially the P. argus and P. victoria mariae. May I ask where you got it from. Here in Germany only 'Orcids and More' offer this species.