Veltheimia bracteata vs. capensis

Paul Tyerman
Mon, 02 May 2005 14:09:54 PDT
>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.


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.


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!!!!!

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