Bomarea photos uploaded

diana chapman
Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:32:02 PST
Sorry about the message going to PBS, but since I made that mistake, does
anyone have any information on Bomarea petraea.  I can't find anything.

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From: "diana chapman" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Bomarea photos uploaded

> 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
> open yellow and turn to deep red spotted heavily with darker red.  Grows
> 8-12ft.
> 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
> maroon.
> 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
> petraea comes from.
> Diana
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