Mystery Photos

J.E. Shields
Wed, 25 May 2005 18:35:12 PDT
Hi folks,

It does not look quite like Hippeastrum mandonii to me; at least, not like 
the mandonii I have:…

Jim Shields

At 04:52 AM 5/25/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>My guess it is wold be the rare hippeastrum cuzcoensis or even Hipp.
>mandonii if the is green in the center.  Peru does border Bolivia ( I have a
>friend visiting that region now...).
> > Do any of you Hippeastrum fans have an idea about the identification of
> > David Victor's plant?
> >…
> >
>Lee's plant looks like Hipp. striatum var. petiolatum (= var. flamigerum).
>These produce numerous, to say the least, bulbils that may be washed/broken
>off in nature.
>More than a few individuals sent me H. barbatum/H. puniceum album and all
>seem to be H. striatum var. petiolatums.  I have a plant from Brazil that
>some call barbatum, but that seems to fall right into H. evansiae /anzoldoi,
>algaiae complex....No one can tell me that  Indians (Tapui, or whichever)
>did not translocate bulbs for various reasons.So to say that a plant is
>found only in one locatin is most likely due to lack of exploration, IMO.
>Spider lily season has begun here in St. Pete, FL
>Kevin D. Preuss
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