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Old 01-11-2015, 04:57 PM
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@PaphMadMan, Thanks for the specifics. Although I have experience with eBay seed buying, it's not with Ophrys seed specifically. The first seller you mentioned had just about everything wrong, while the one in Greece had just about everything I'd want to know if I was trying to import them.

Then there's the legality issue. Can these be imported under the APHIS small lot of seeds permit, or no? I thought all orchid and orchid parts including dead and herbarium specimens are still protected under CITIES, which would require the seller to also have the correct paperwork. If they do need proper import documentation and you don't get it, you at the very least risk having your shipment confiscated by customs.
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