John Bryan
Wed, 07 Jan 2004 16:22:58 PST
Dear Jim:

What clean nails you had! Again thanks for the use of your fingers.
Cheers John E. Bryan

"J.E. Shields" wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have a picture of Androcymbium europaeum on one of my web sites at
> I have a few small seedlings of Androcymbium melanthoides ("Pyjama Flower")
> and of Androcymbium pulchrum in the greenhouse or the cold frame, but they
> are still far from bloom size.  I have myself seen the Androcymbium species
> that grows at Cape Point; as photographic proof I submit my fingers
> pictured with the plant in "Bulbs Revised Edition" by John Bryan.  See
> plate 160, Androcymbium eucomoides and Homo sapiens 'Jim Shields' (dactyli
> dextri) half way down the path from the top.
> Best wishes,
> Jim Shields
> At 12:25 PM 1/7/2004 -0800, Mary Sue wrote:
> >........
> >Since the Mediterranean species are supposed to resemble Colchicum more
> >closely I hope Jim Shields will upload a picture of the one he has
> >blooming to the wiki for comparison, or at least put a picture on his web
> >page with a link so we can see what it looks like.
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