Hymenocallis littoralis

Kevin D. Preuss hyline@tampabay.rr.com
Fri, 18 Jun 2004 21:26:05 PDT
Hym. carribeae

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From: <ConroeJoe@aol.com>
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Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 10:43 PM
Subject: [pbs] Hymenocallis littoralis

> Hi,
> I'm trying to identify a "found" Hymenocallis.  Last year someone gave me
> bulb and said it was an interesting type of Crinum that is grown a lot on
> southeast side of Houston, near the coast, and near Galveston.  Now it has
> bloomed, and it is no Crinum.
> The leaves are evergreen if frost is light, and the leaves could be said
> be Crinum-like, they are similar to H. liriosme leaves but wider, perhaps
2 or
> 3 inches in width.  The leaves are mostly the same length all the way
> but they might be a bit wider in the center, there is no petiole.  The big
> (lightbulb-sized) has been in the ground only 8 months but has thrown off
> several new shoots already.
> The flower and leaves look a lot like the photo of H. liriosme in this
> including the drooping tepals, the way the anthers are held up, and the
> not-too-big staminal cup.
> http://nybg.org/bsci/belize/…
> So, are there lots of candidates?  I'm forever confused by Hymenocallis.
> Cordially,
> Joe in Conroe, TX.  It has been hot and muggy this week, rainy last week,
> humidity is 100% much of the day and all night lately.  Nights have been
70-75 F
> lately, and days 88-95 F.  8 inches of rain so far in June.
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