Candace, on ebay, I saw a small micranthum alba division listed for a brief moment last Saturday. Making a note to myself to see how high the price would be at the bidding end.Candace said:I want an alba micranthum. Bad. I'd love to breed with it, eventually. Don't think I'd ever be able to afford a BS alba sanderianum, but I'd love to see one someday!
Hien said:Is there really one in existence?
Candace, on ebay, I saw a small micranthum alba division listed for a brief moment last Saturday. Making a note to myself to see how high the price would be at the bidding end.
I think a day or two later, it disappear form ebay, wonder what happen to it.
Funny that you mention that,Candace said:I saw the plant you are speaking of. I suspect someone contacted the seller and gave him an offer he couldn't refuse. Personally, the plant was sooo tiny it wasn't worth the risk of it dieing do to stress of postage. It what, had maybe 2-3 tiny little leaves?? I just got the var. eburneum(spelling?) from Orchid Inn and would like to get some other varieties as well but can't find any other types for sale.
practicallyostensible said:Maybe this is a dumb question but, why are micranthum album so darn expensive? Are they just so rare that breeding is problematic because of genetic diversity? Do growers just not release a lot of plants so the price remains high? Is there some grower conspiracy that I am missing out on (maybe I need to lay off the X-files)?
likespaphs said:i thought eburnum was the alba form, but i guess i'm wrong. would it be easy enough to explain the difference?