TOW - Ledebouria

Sat, 22 May 2004 09:18:15 PDT
Dear Rhoda,

Thanks for the images of Ledebouria floribunda and two of L. species.  The
image of L. galpinii is not yet accessible.

Can you tell us something about the dwarf species from Amatola Mountains
grassland?  How long are the leaves in the image and how tall the
inflorescences?  Does this species truly grow amidst grass or does it occupy
a special habitat in the grassland?  Is it rhizomatous like some forms of L.
cooperi?  Or are the bulbs just gregarious?

So far the seedlings of possible L. galpinii X L. socialis are just green.
But then seedlings of L. socialis forms with heavily marked and colored
leaves are green until the third or fourth leaf.

Tuolumne, California

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cameron McMaster" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:26 PM
Subject: [pbs] TOW - Ledebouria

> Fred, it will be interesting to hear the results of your crosses,
especially what new leaf characteristics may appear.  The image of the
Ledebouria sp. growing out of hole in a vertical rock - the hole is about 3
cm in diameter.  The Ledebouria seems to be quite old and is a bit stunted I
would think.
> John, unfortunately I couldn't get hold of literature on species not
occuring in South Africa.  They seem to be very adaptable. There must be
some other member who have seen them in other countries?
> I will be away for four days so the further images of Ledebouria that I
want to upload will have to wait until Monday, sorry about the delay.
> Rhoda
> Napier, W. Cape
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