Dear All: My plant received as Cardiocrinum cordatum is blooming now; I've put three pictures on the wiki; take a look at: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… This plant first bloomed in 2000, but I was in India at the time and did not see the flowers in full bloom. At that time it was much smaller, perhaps only fifteen inches high. A friend described the flowers as perhaps three inches long and messy looking then. Now the plant is a bit bigger, and the more I look at it the more I think it is really C. cathayanum. The foliage in particular answers to that species, as do the low bud count and relatively short stature. The flowers have a sweet fragrance. The flowers have a very heavy texture and a zygomorphic symmetry rather than the radial symmetry you would expect in a lily. This plant has none of the attenuated grace of some lilies, but nevertheless it manages to be very appealing to me. It has a sturdy, self-assured look; and with several years behind it in this garden, I'm inclined to say it's presenting itself accurately. I'm really taken by this plant: a patch of these among Sarcococca, Skimmia, Lycoris, ferns, hostas, hellebores and asarums would be a real treat. Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the heavy texture of these flowers and buds gives them a quality which makes me think "sapid". Has anyone tried them?