Off Topic: Cochineal

Alberto Castillo
Sun, 14 Aug 2005 09:43:54 PDT
Quoting Jane,
>In "Bulbs of North America," Michael Chelednik writes: "This species occurs
>in heavy soils of coastal prairies in Louisiana and Texas but also in
>southeastern South America, a curious distribution shared by a number of
>bulbous plants including Habranthus tubispathus and Zephyranthes
>chlorosolen; it has been speculated that all these were introduced 

I would like to add that Z. chlorosolen is native to the Gulf States. The 
supposedly South American Cooperia brasiliensis I have grown and flowered 
for a number of years but there is not enough evidence that is native to 
Brazil and not of Texas. The other "Cooperia" is a Pyrolirion from Peru.

MSN Amor: busca tu ½ naranja

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