When you find out let me know too. I'm considering smuggling at this point I just have to make a connection in Borneo then hire a lawyer, a few aliases and a network of mules and we'll be ready to go.
I understand they grow at a painfully slow rate, that's something that would definitely limit their availability. I wonder if they grow slow enough to even make a dedicated orchidist lose his patience? Definitely a perfect candidate for home cloning, just getting the explant material is the problem.
I have a vague memory of just one person stateside having just one or two youngish specimens on APC. I know I saw it there somewhere, may have been here. Memories failing me right now. I wanna say AaronT but that doesn't seem right. He's great for ridiculously rare stuff. If anyone would have a connection for rare aquatic Aroids it would be him.
"You are much better off with no numbers than meaningless ones. The minute you believe numbers uncritically, that is, without understanding how they're calculated and how well they measure whatever they're supposed to measure, you will generate a breed of employee who will produce numbers and not results. Your data-processing system will then serve not to describe reality but to lie about it."
-Micheal S. Montalbano