Pacific BX 140

Dell Sherk
Wed, 07 Feb 2007 03:43:43 PST
Dear All,


 The items listed below have been donated by our members to be shared.

 If you are interested in obtaining some of them, please email me PRIVATELY
at <>. Include "BX 139" in the subject line. 

      Specify the NUMBERS of the items which you would like; do not specify
quantities. It is a good idea to include your snail mail address, too, in
case I don't already have it. Availability is based on a first come, first
served system. When you receive your seeds/bulbs you will find, included
with them, a statement of how much money (usually $2.00/item) (cash, check,
or Pay Pal to <>; no money orders, please) you should send
the PBS treasurer to defray our costs for packing and first-class postage.

Some of you are members of the online PBS discussion forum but are not
members of the Pacific Bulb Society. THIS BX OFFERING IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO
MEMBERS OF THE PBS. Consider joining the PBS so that you can take advantage
of future offers such as this. Go to our website:

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      If you would like to donate seeds or bulbs/corms to the PBS,(Donors
will receive credit on the BX for the cost of postage for their donations.)

please send CLEAN, clearly labeled material to:


 Dell Sherk

6832 Phillips Mill Rd.

 New Hope, PA, 18938





 From Alberto Castillo (in the Southern Hemisphere): (W = 

winter-growing; S = summer-growing; SE = summer-growing, evergreen)


1. Cypella herberti seeds, just harvested,selected form, extremely robust,
this is something special (W)

2. Habranthus martinezi seed, just harvested, from the original collection
in the seashore in S. Brazil (W)

3. Romulea hirta seeds, few, fresh (W) 

4. Scilla greihuberi seeds, few, fresh (W)

5. Manfreda rubescens seed, fresh (S)

6. Echeandia sp. Mexico, seed (few), fresh, light orange flowers (S)

7.  Moraea ochroleuca seeds, fresh,a very fine deep salmon form (S?)

8. Ixia pumilio seed, fresh (W)

9.  Moraea huttonii seeds,I have found this not easy to germinate, perhaps
my climate too warm (SE)

10. Ferraria crispa seed, fresh, may be a dozen different forms (W)

11. Neopatersonia uitenhagensis seed, fresh (W)

12. Canna tuerckheimii seeds, just harvested, A miniature species (usually
less than 2 ft. tall), not a geophyte but uncommon anyway. (S)


And seeds from Alberto that were leftover from BX 139:


13. Hymenocallis maximilianii seeds(very few) Just harvested. Most
germinated. (S)

14. Zephyranthes primulina seeds. Just harvested. (S)

15.  Allium canadense, umbel bulbils (few). A superb selected form in which
they look lacquered, a nice maroon. (W)

16.  Sparaxis bulbifera seeds (few). Fresh. (W)

17. Ornithogalum longibracteatum (caudatum) seed. Just harvested, from wild
collected plants. (SE)

18. Tropaeolum pentaphyllum seed (few). Fresh. Should be sown at once,
although they will germinate in due course (W).

19. Albuca nelsoni seed. Fresh, from wild collected parents. (SE)

20. Albuca juncifolia bulbs (few), just ending dormancy, it is self fertile
and produces good seed, therefore one can make it with a single bulb (W)


From Liz Waterman:


21. Bulbs of Bowiea volubilis ("climbing onion")


Thank you, Alberto and Liz !!


Best wishes,



Dell Sherk, Director, PBS BX

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