>sorry, i should have said, i do grow bracteata and >that's the one i meant looks like the above pic. my >other plant, received as capensis, has a bit wavier >leaves, but still doesn't seem to look like the pics >of capensis. my inclination is to believe they are >both bracteata. Tsuh, I have two plants which to my knowledge are both bracteata and the leaves are so very different. One has leaves which are long and pointed with quite a bit of ruffling along the edges.... the other has much broader leaves which are short and a distinct rounded tip and little ruffling. If it was based on leaf type there is no question they'd be different species <grin> but I am fairly confident that they are both braceata by the look of it. There is quite a bit of difference in leaves as far as I know, although these 2 are the only ones I have actually seen in person. They also flower at slightly different times and despite being in pots side by side they shoot around 6 weeks apart in timing, sometimes more. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Trilliums, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!