Ton's photos

Ton Wijnen
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:33:54 PDT

I have just receiving the name from my Japanese friend.
It is 
Lycorus longituba x striata var. pumila. Japanese name: Komachi


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Namens James Waddick
Verzonden: zondag 15 augustus 2010 18:25
Aan: Pacific Bulb Society
Onderwerp: [pbs] Ton's photos

>Here I send the first photo's of my collection. I am still working on it.
>Ton Wijnen

Dear Ton,
	Thanks for posting a slew of very interesting pix.

	I did have a second and third take on this one labelled 
Lycoris longituba x striata :…

	I wonder what this really is. I don't doubt this is the name 
you received with this bulb, but there is no valid species named  L. 
striata and this is not a synonym for any other species.

	So what does it look like, to me?

	First it seems to have NO L. longitbua in it background. L. 
longituba has very smooth, never ruffled , petals and the stamens 
never protrude beyond the petals/tepals.  The latter is 
characteristic of the entire subgenus Symmanthus.

	I suspect it is in the subgenus Lycoris which includes those 
with spidery shaped flowers, ruffled tepals and protruding stamens, 
but which species? I admit less knowledge of these generally more 
tender ( but not all) species in this larger subgenus.  Can you give 
some idea of the height of the flower stalk? or diameter of the 
individual flowers?

	By the process of elimination and lot of guessing, it might 
be L. radiata var. kazukoana. This variety is native to Honshu, has 
paler flowers, tepals less reflexed than typical, but otherwise 
similar. Just a guess. I've only seen a few pix, never the real thing 
so this is just my guess IF it is a single species. The petals on 
your flower seem too wide.

	I'd sure like to see more pix and some measurements of your 
plant  if possible.

	Finally, this is the only pic I could find of L. radiata var. 
kazukoana on the web. Not sure how accurate this is either, but it is 
interesting, too.  About 1/4 of the way down this large page:…

	Of course it could be any of a large number of Japanese 
hybrids produced for the bulb trade. L. radiata pumila is at the very 
least one likely parent.

		Best	Jim W.

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