Ghost Orchid Controversy
Thankfully this orchid had not been taken from the wild, but purchased from an orchid grower, Oak Hill Gardens. And, as the Webmaster pointed out in his reply, many natives commonly sold commercially, like Simpsons stoppers and coonties, are now rare in their native habitats. He posited that if plants are more easily available, then there is less incentive for people to go out and obtain them illegally. A good philosophical debate!
On a roll, I called the folks at Oak Hill Orchids to find out about what you would actually get if you bought a ghost orchid from them. They were kind enough to answer a lot of questions, but were not very encouraging about success.