more on nerine

J.E. Shields
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 05:57:35 PST
hi all,

i have an image of nerine gracilis on my web site 

nerine gracilis is summer growing, with very small flowers having 
relatively broad petals.

there are some mis-named nerines in circulation among rare bulb 
afficianados.  some i have received include non-gibsonii, non-hessioides, 
and non-forbesii.  these are not typical anything, but each is close to 
some recognized species.  so i try to think of them as forms of the similar 
species.  they all have the virtues of reproducing themselves, either 
vegetatively or by seeds, and of flowering in cultivation.  without the 
latter trait, i doubt that bulbophiles would continue to grow them and pass 
them on.

jim shields
in central indiana usa

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