- Jun 10, 2006
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Maybe one is lucky to get the real deal, the real flask, the real seedlings from the source, another person may get a resale thru many middlemen and consequently can not confirm where the switch occurs.
I seriously doubt so. Over the years I have been burned many times with flasks, even from some sources.
So far Iweyshen, Yang-Ji (ICE), and Ching Hua proved to be reliable, as long as it is their plants from their breeding and their flasks.
The others, I will not comment, but I know what's happening anyway.This joke of Green Valley, Dou Fong, Fly Eagle, Buttfly :evil:, etc... is symptomatic. So many different crosses sold under those names.
Very difficult to buy in taiwan those "items"...once I bought some roths with no name and some with "ultra parents names"...as the size was different I payed same price cause the"selected " ones were smaller...the selected ones turned out to be orrible!...and the cheaper no named ones spectacular!!!So some deals are there,important is to know the persons and the story behind the plants...
Some hobbyists are squeezed by the resellers, your parents don't have the SM/TPS blabla... so those hobbyists sell their seedlings in Taiwan to the resellers - who put fancy clones names or no names. In those, there are some extremely great things. Few years ago I got too batches of roths from Taiwan, supposedly from very good Rex mt Millais parents. The plants looked exactly like the RxMM from the Orchid Zone, same leaf shape and size. When they bloomed, real pieces of crap.
I know too that some sellers are highly dishonest, and will claim that the plants have not been properly grown, etc... The problem, the very expensive divisions I have ( two different FCC/RHS roths, commander, blackbird, etc... and some wild ones) bloom with the correct flowers. Only the seedlings from some sources are never blooming correctly. Same for most species (like MU godefroyae/leucochilum).
I think it's appropriate considering the circumstances.
I need a catasetum... Got quite a bit more of those fantastic roth plants that I paid 150USD each, guaranteed from the source...