Pink Rhodophiala bifida bloom time

Robt R Pries
Wed, 05 Sep 2007 11:39:05 PDT
Diana; I was rsearching the original descriptions of
Rhodolphiala and it appears that The pink form which
is named Rhodolphiala bifida var. spathacea was
elevated to the rank of species(Rhodolphiala
spathacea) I have assumed that it was again lowered by
another auther back to variety because everyone seems
to refer to it as a variety and not a species but I
have not found any reference to it being reduced back
to a species. Of course the other option is that
hardly anyone accepted the original elevation to
species. It does make one wonder it it really should
be separated since it would appear that in nature
there would be a temporal separation of gene pools.
--- Diana Chapman <> wrote:

> Hi Lee:
> Yes mine do the same thing, although I have two
> different clones of the pink 
> R. bifida, and one has already bloomed, while the
> other is just sending up 
> buds.  Honestly, I can't see why the pink one is
> called R. bifida, since it 
> seems quite a bit different from the red one in
> form, being much smaller and 
> daintier, tepals more pointed, striated, etc., but I
> call it R. bifida Pink 
> Form because everyone else does.  The other clone I
> have was collected from 
> the Buenos Aires region and is also a slightly
> darker pink - this is the one 
> that blooms earlier.
> Diana
> Telos Rare Bulbs
> > Along with some oporanthous bulbs such as a
> Lycoris x albiflora that is
> > slightly tinged with a hint of pink, and several
> Amaryllis (or possibly
> > Amarygias) of various colors, I had all of my pink
> Rhodophiala bifidas
> > bloom the past couple of weeks and none of the red
> ones have bloomed
> > (yet), including those in a large pot of mixed
> colors (reds and pinks)
> > from seeds I think Alberto Castillo sent out to a
> BX a number of years
> > ago. Does anyone know why that might be?
> > (Especially since almost all of the pink ones have
> now wilted, possibly
> > because of this ridiculous heat wave we've had
> that ended this morning.
> > Yet there isn't even a sign of scape tips emerging
> from the red
> > flowered ones. Thus, the red blooming will be
> separated from the pink
> > blooming by a month or even more.)
> >
> > --Lee Poulsen
> > Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a
> >
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