J.E. Shields
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 06:17:22 PDT
Hi all,

Yesterday I received some really neat crinums in a swap.  A beautiful big 
C. jagus var. vanillodoratum, a tiny seeding of C. album (a.k.a. yemense), 
and some named varieties or hybrids like "Improved Peachblow" and 
x-digweedii "Gonzales" among others.

Now I'm still looking for bulbs, seedlings, or seeds of the species C. 
abyssinicum.  Before Les Hannibal died, I received two large bulbs of C. 
abyssinicum from him.  Unfortunately, when they leafed out, they both 
turned out to be heavily infected with a mosaic virus.  I disposed of them 
before the rest of my collection could become infected.

Does anyone know of anyone having C. abyssinicum?  I want the straight 
species, no hybrids.  I want to use the abyssinicum in my own hybridizing 
program, so they need to be fertile.

Best regards,
Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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