Phrag andreettae - Official description

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Kyle

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Finally, the official description for the new phrag discovered in Ecuador in 1998 has been published.

Heres the link:

http://www.ecuagenera.com/newsevents/phragplates.html

Heres a couple pictures, although not a good ones...

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Awesome!

I've been waiting!

How are the propogation efforts going? (are there propogation efforts?)

Edit: thanks for sharing, by the way!
 

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kentuckiense said:
How are the propogation efforts going? (are there propogation efforts?)

Ecuagenera has a bunch in flask, plus a few larger, flowering (or near) size plants. None for sale yet.

Kyle
 

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I'd asked Pepe at one point if I could be the US distributor for these... But I don't know if it remembers (or if I could even afford to do it). He was reluctant to bring them into the US because of the kovachii inferno going on.
 

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They definitely don't have very many plants right now, and don't have the papers to export phrag species at the moment.

The last I heard is that they haven't succesfully made any hybrids with it either. I tried a few and they never took.

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I havne't heard to much about its status in the wild, but I'm pretty sure the area where it was found doesn't face to much pressure from agriculture or deforestation. Its kinda remote, near columbia.
 

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Has Phrag. fischeri ever been found growing inside Colombia?

If Ecuagenera could coax the Ecuadorian government into issuing them CITES export permits for flasks of Phrag. andreettae, I think the US side at FWS wouldn't have a problem letting them in the country.

--Stephen
 

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Ecuagenera doesn't need the permits for flasks, so in theory, they could export the flasks. They aren't really big into exporting flasks, though.
 

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littlefrog said:
I'd asked Pepe at one point if I could be the US distributor for these... But I don't know if it remembers (or if I could even afford to do it). He was reluctant to bring them into the US because of the kovachii inferno going on.
Remind him, Rob. I want one!

Say, maybe you could take pre-orders. That way you would have them paid for before they are even in your greenhouse. I'll bet there are a lot of people who would pre-order, if you can get a committment from Pepe.
 

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