Phragmipedium tetzlaffianum conviction

$2500 Penalty and Conviction for Illegally Exporting Orchid

Old news now (Sept. 26th), but I just came across this release. I heard that Mr. Tetzlaff was doing the rounds of orchid society meetings with a presentation on his find. Apparently, someone in Alberta decided he was bragging and needed to be taken down a notch, so this person reported him to Environment Canada.

Gad, the orchid world is tough.

It’s a jungle out there.