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Wednesday, August 21

Seattle Times / Miami Herald Intrigue growing after new orchid discovered in Peru: "Peru has asked the U.S. government to seize any of the orchids it finds, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened an investigation, and the Peruvian Orchid Society is complaining that scientists at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota endorsed an illegal plant by giving it an official name: Phragmipedium kovachii." The second installment of the purple orchid story is seeded with international disputes.



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