encephalartos horridus seeds

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  1. hers

    hers Member

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    Hi all!!!,... where can I buy encephalartos horridus seeds ?. Is it right that CITES is required to buy this seed and ships to Indonesia ?
     
  2. Carol Ja

    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    Not sure about Indonesia's import laws, but normally for Canadians it isn't an issue for seeds, just live plants.
     
  3. Sunset Cycads

    Sunset Cycads Active Member 10 Years

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    All Encephalartos species are rated CITES Appendix I, which means that international trade in both seeds and plants is restricted. A CITES export permit from the exporting country, and an import permit from the importing country, is needed to trade in these seeds. See the web site www.cites.org for all the details. Encephalartos cycads are indigenous to Africa and as far as I know Africa is no longer allowing the export of these seeds. There are some nurseries in the U.S.A. that are producing their own Encephalartos seeds from cultivated plants in their collections, and will process the CITES export permit for a fee. Just do a Google search for "cycad seeds" and you will find them.
     

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