Clarke Brunt (
Fri, 10 Feb 1995 08:35:45 +0000

> I have "heard" stories of this sort of thing happening. The story went that
> people's N. rajah plants were confiscated if they did not possess the proper
> paper work. Government officials were tipped off by another collector who
> did have the proper paper work and wanted to be among a select few to
> possess this plant.

Or you might interpret it as "tipped off by a responsible citizen who
had no time for others' flagrant disregard of the laws on trade in
endangered species".

So get propagating. Grow your plants from seed and cuttings. Swap the
resulting plants with others. Build up your collections using your
cultivation skills, rather than by using huge amounts of money.

Clarke Brunt (