Leontochir ovallei

Jacob Knecht jacobknecht@gmail.com
Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:03:28 PDT

It is a beautiful plant that has legal protection from the government of
Chile.  It is actually a member of the Alstromeriaceae.  The UCBG grows some
in their arid house.  I hope to see this more widely cultivated in the

We have a magnificent Lapageria in bloom at the moment.  It's easy to forget
how large, waxy and grand their flowers can be without having seen them in
person for a few years.

Jacob Knecht
Berkeley, CA

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