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    Is anyone in the process of introducing the "missing" epiphytes into cultivation? Or finding out the trick to successful growing?

    buntingiana
    campbelliana
    jamesoniana
    praetermissa
    unifolia

    I think a couple of people might have a couple of these plants, but I am more wondering if there's any kind of concerted effort underway to get them into collections generally (Europe or US)?

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    If pounding my fingers flat seeking these species ANYWHERE can be considered as effort, then yup, effort is being made.
    I keep fishing but nothings biting.

    Maybe this season I can run down U. campbelliana - I am getting close.

    U. unifolia is in cultivation in some Botanical Gardens here in the US. I know of one private grower and try hard not to whine and beg.

    U. jamesoniana is a distant hope, but anything is possible if you keep an open mind.

    U. praetermissa and U. buntingiana are light years away, nd I have never seen the latter listed anywhere.
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    The problem with these plants is that they are much slower to multiply than most of the more common utrics. I recieved U. jamesonii in a trade once, but it was very small and did not survive shipping. I have a plant that I have been assured is U. praetermissa, but I would like to see the flower with my own eyes before I start passing it on.

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