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Native orchids

At 03:48 PM 8/18/1999 -0400,  JVanrompu at aol_com suggested:
>As far as looking for Orchids and collecting them, avoid this at all cost, 
>leave them in nature. Buy them in a nursery down there, you will be doing
>environment and yourself a good deed.
>I have heard of people being detained and also arrested for taking wild
>of anything in Brazil. Some of these collectors had all the proper
> They had all their goods confiscated and had to pay a $5000 fine.

I brought back orchid seed pods from the Amazon and was assured both by the
Brazilians and by US Customs and DA that there was no offense committed.
Try again.
Dave Gomberg, San Francisco            mailto:gomberg at wcf_com
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