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Importing Cycad Seeds To Canada

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Eric Thompson

Hi All, 

Is there anyone out there that can recommend me a good source for cycads whether it be a business or personal. CITES is a bit confusing so someone with experience they could share would be great.  

My real interest is in encephalartos species which is a no fly as far as buying from a business like RPS or similar being appendix i . I did however find a section on species cultivated in "captivity". This section states that if a specimen has been pollinated or cultivated artificially in captivity that is is to be treated as appendix ii. This to me appears to open the door to export from the States to Canada.

****This is Stated in CITES Article Vll section 4 and 5***

If you have any info or are willing to help me out on this that would be amazing. 

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