AW awilson@avonia.com
Wed, 15 Sep 2010 23:05:26 PDT
I have inserted images of a Rhodophiala species (not yet identified, to my
knowledge) that I came across in northwestern Argentina at around 9000 feet.
The terrain is drier in winter and spring than for locales in Chile at its
latitude and altitude. In late Spring (November and early December) these
bulbs emerge from the stark, rocky mountainsides without leaves, an
impressive sight to see. The orange floral tube is nearly cylindrical, with
no flaring at the petal tips. 

Andrew Wilson
San Diego   

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