Hippeastrum Question

Douglas Westfall eagle85@flash.net
Sat, 07 May 2005 16:19:46 PDT
Angelo PorcelliDoug Westfall ang.por@aliceposta.it1111 Claiborne Dr. Long
Beach, CA

> Doug, 
> I can't answer properly to your question, but I have found two clones of
> Hippeastrum aulicum here. The one in my photo is the 'robust' one with flowers
> of 20cm (almost 8") across of a vivid red orange. The 'weak' one has flowers
> of 12cm (barely 4") of a paler colour with more green. It's not a matter of
> cultivation, because the 'weak' one grows well, but it is just smaller.
> Probably there's a bit of variability in this species.

Thanks. I think that I have the answer - Hippeastrum aulicum seem to be
rather variable from nature.  Maybe there is a lot of "natural" hybridizing
in the "wild." Any way, it seems that there is significant variability w/in
the species.


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