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Lepanthes rhodophylla

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by KellyW, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :eek: Anyone grow this species? I was not aware of this species and just stumbled across it online. Anyone know if it is in the U.S. market?
     
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  2. Chris.c147

    Chris.c147 Active Member

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    Kelly, this is a plant that I have been trying to find for quite some time. The only person that was selling it was J&L Orchids, but they sold both plants they had to the botanical garden overseas that purchased their entire private collection. They were selling a 3 leaf division for $350. A very rare and expensive plant.

    If you happen to find it, please let me know as it is high on my wanted list as well.
     
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  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the info, Chris. It's safe to say that I won't be spending $350 for one. Yikes.
     
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    Chris.c147 Active Member

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    Yes their plants were wild collected (legally with CITES years back) and to my knowledge the only two that were ever bought into the country.
     
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    OMG! I remember seeing this plant (or a very close relative) in the wild!
    Its a big one, and I remember thinking how much "lettuce - like" (I know!),it looked like.
     
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    The species has been found again, and I've germinated the first batches of seeds. These will be available in the +/- near future through Ecuagenera :)
     
  7. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wonderful.