Bomarea photos uploaded

diana chapman
Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:15:59 PST
Hi Susan:

I can't find a lot of information on the individual Bomareas.

B. acutifolia
From Mexico and Costa Rica, this species is probably not as hardy as the
others.  The outer petals are deep red, the inner ones clear yellow
deepening to orange-red without any spotting.  The anthers are deep blue.
Very vigorous, it grows to 15ft.

B. patacoensis
From Colombia and Peru.  The outer petals are scarlet with inner petals that
open yellow and turn to deep red spotted heavily with darker red.  Grows

B. petraea
Source unknown.  A smaller Bomarea, only growing to about four feet tall
producing dense clusters of orange-red flowers, the inner petals marked with

The three species I would have to know which ones they were to provide
data - I do have some collection data for them.  I will try to find where B.
petraea comes from.


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