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    Most countries do not have the restrictions Uncle Sammy hands us. It falls on each member to be aware of the import restrictions pertinent to their own country. I never even ask if it is legal for someone I am sending to to receive the seed: that is not my concern, and I assume that all is well or the request wouldn't have been made. When it all hits the fan, it isn't the sender that has any worries.

    Since Australia has such harsh restrictions on live plant material coming in, I encourage everyone who can to PLEASE send seed to our mates there since it is the only way they can increase the circulation of non-native CP.
    "Grow More, Share More"

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    Sadly, tis true; any seed of any plant must have papers, hoops, and $$ tendered to be brought into the USA legally.
    Joseph Clemens
    Tucson, Arizona, U S A

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    According to the APHIS guys who busted me, the only seed you need any paperwork for is N. rajah and N. khasiana.
    Below is the whole email. I don't see anything about phyto mentioned....

    I did not know the answer off the top of my head so I sent for an official
    response. I hope this answers your questions. If not, let me know and I
    will try to get further information. The response is as follows:

    It depends on the species of Nepenthes. Two species of Nepenthes, N.
    rajah, and N. khasiana, are in CITES Appendix I, the most restricted
    category. Under Appendix I, all parts, including seeds, are regulated.
    All other species of Nepenthes fall into CITES Appendix II and their seeds
    are exempt from CITES regulation. The Appendix II listing of Nepenthes
    spp. has the annotation #1 next to it. That annotation states the

    #1 Designates all parts and derivatives, except:
    (a) seeds, spores, and pollen (including pollinia);
    (b) seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid
    media, transported in sterile containers; and
    © cut flowers of artificially propagated plants.

    The CITES website ( has a lot of good information,
    including the list of species regulated in the CITES Appendices. The CITES
    appendices also have what is called an "Interpretation" which describe the

    Bud Petit de Mange
    CITES and Plant Inspection Station Coordinator
    4700 River Road, Unit 60
    Riverdale, MD 20737

    "Joe Griffin"

    m> cc:
    Subject: seed
    11/10/2003 07:33

    Hi Jim,

    Long time, no chat. I was wondering if you knew something off the top of
    your head. Are seed of Nepenthes under the same restrictions as the plants,
    ie is it illegal to mail Nepenthes seed with no CITES paperwork or permits?
    I saw some Nepenthes seed on eBay and was curious*the seller was in
    Singapore, I think).


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