Epiphytic Bulbs

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sat, 17 Jul 2010 12:46:25 PDT
Clivia caulescens is apparently lithophytic at God's Window, South Africa, 
and I saw at least a couple growing up in trees in open forest in Limpopo 
Province near Woodbush mountain.

The caulescens plants at God's Window probably started off life in the 
ground, but the stalks flop over when they get long and sprawl over the 
bare rocks.

The "Swamp Clivia" is C. robusta.  I've not seen it growing wild in habitat.

Jim Shields

At 02:08 PM 7/17/2010 -0500, you wrote:
>>HIppeastrum calyptratum is usually considered to be epiphytic.
>         I have pix of Clivia miniata as a epiphyte in trees. I think 
> Worsleya might be considered a lithophyte since it grows on (nearly) bare 
> rocks. At least one other Clivia is lithophytic. The 'New' Swamp Clivia. 
> I forget the species name.
>                 Best    Jim W.
>Dr. James W. Waddick

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