Sprekelia? Hippeastrum?

Robert-E. Brasseur r.e.brasseur@scarlet.be
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:14:17 PST
Dear Pascal,

Thanks for your reply. The plant indeed got much of its shape from cybister.
I am still curious about the shape and colour of the original Hippeastrum

Bien amicalement,

Robert-E. Brasseur

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pascal Vigneron" <v_pascal@club-internet.fr>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Sprekelia? Hippeastrum?

> Hi Robert,
> The picture we see on this page is in fact an hybrid
> Hippeastrum papilio x H. cybister.
> There are various cultivar : 'Jungle Star', 'Lima'...
> Greetings from France
> Pascal Vigneron
>   Robert-E. Brasseur a écrit :
> > After receiving a tip that it could be a Hippeastrum papilio I checked
Google and found following site.
> >
> >
> >
> > The picture very much correspond with that of my plant. On other sites I
found however other pictures of so-called Hippeastrum papilio that present
Hippeastrum features such as broad petals. Did the few butterfly bulbs have
such rich genetic potential on their own or is it this huge variation in
features the result of (un)controled hybridization? If so the question is:
which were the shape and colour pattern of the original Hippeastrum papilio
found in Brasil's southern Atlantic Forest.
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