Paul T. ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Sat, 09 Aug 2008 20:50:26 PDT
At 10:13 AM 10/08/2008, you wrote:
>     Does anyone from this genera?  A friend has a photo of a 
> blooming plant and is trying to get more information about 
> it.  Specifically, what are the white tendrils appearing at the 
> base of the plant extending the entire circumference.  The plant 
> was grown by me and given as a gift to her but my records aren't 
> complete enough to be able to give her any information and none of 
> my books on bulbs, and I have a number, doesn't even mention the 
> genus.  If anyone response, I can forward her photo directly to you.


Are you meaning Kohleria?  If so, it's a Gesneriad.  it produces 
runners which spread it's rhizomes about a bit.  in pots they appear 
out the drainage holes and run about a bit. They're more or less a 
tubular flower with a flared lip, usually in reds or pinks, some 
quite electric in colour.  Does that sound like it?


Paul T.
Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9

Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world 
including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, 
Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about 
anything else that doesn't move!! 

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