Native jonquil - Proiphys cunninghamii (plants or seed request)

Lee Poulsen
Tue, 22 Feb 2005 12:39:59 PST
I don't believe these are the same species. Eurycles is an old synonym 
and it is now supposed to be Proiphys. According to this website 
<…> there are three 
species (Proiphys alba [although this may now be Calostemma alba], P. 
amboinensis "Cardwell Lily", and P. cunninghamii "Brisbane Lily" or 
"Moreton Bay Lily"), but on the Oz bulb list someone wrote that there 
are now 4 species. (The new species is P. infundibularis, and someone 
else unknowingly snapped a picture of it and posted it thinking it was 
P. cunninghamii.)

In the discussion on the other list, it was mentioned that P. 
amboinensis sometimes comes up for sale on eBay in Australia, but the 
only people on that list who had P. cunninghamii seemed to have gotten 
seeds from someone else who was growing it. In the U.S. I've only seen 
P. amboinensis offered for sale by Buried Treasures 
<>, but they don't offer it all the time. 
They get it from a wholesale company in Thailand. I think you may have 
to join the Australian Bulb list and ask if any of those who have P. 
cunninghamii would be willing to trade with you.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

On Feb 22, 2005, at 8:44 AM, piaba wrote:
> is this the same plant as Eurycles cunninghamii or
> Proiphys amboinensis?
> tsuh yang
> --- "James R. Fisher" <> wrote:
>> Jonathan Steeds wrote:
>>> I am after the Native jonquil - Proiphys
>> cunninghamii (also called the
>>> Brisbane Lily) - I have looked for bulbs/seed on
>> the net and have been
>>> unable to find anything.
>>> Does anybody have this plant and hopefully some
>> upcoming seed?
>>> Thanks
>>> Jonathan
>>> Somersby, NSW

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