Urginea macrocentra

BRIAN WHYER brian.whyer@btinternet.com
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 07:57:34 PDT
Thanks Rogan
  So that is what those seeds were I collected in around 1990 on my first visit to KwaZulu-Natal, and grew for many years, and finally abandoned only last year. Unother of life's mysteries solved.
  Brian Whyer, in a very wet, cool and windy, and very green England

Rogan Roth <Roth@ukzn.ac.za> wrote:
  Thanks to encouragement from Mary Gutierrez and Mary Sue, I've added a picture of Urginea macrocentra to the wiki (see http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… ).

This plant is quite common in the foothills of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg and is quite odd indeed - with leaves resembling an oversized onion. While the inflorescence is quite striking the small white flowers certainly are not

I must apologize for the poor quality image (a scan from a slide of dubious quality), but I will try and get a few better ones to add to the wiki this year when they are flowering in the spring.

Regards from a cool, windy and moist KwaZulu-Natal (can you believe it but Johannesburg has just had snow - the first time in two decades!).


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