Hippeastrum Chico & Silouette

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Mon, 06 Sep 2010 07:44:00 PDT
Hi guys
I was given a baby Amaryllis - a little inch-long cutie, with a white stripe down the leaf - the tag says simply "Hippeastrum reticulatum." 
Is there any way of knowing what I really have? Thanks ! 
Jude in Northeastern Mass 

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Young <joshy46013@yahoo.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Mon, Sep 6, 2010 10:36 am
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hippeastrum Chico & Silouette

Here is a picture of the foliage




'Chico' looks like pure cybister to me.  The flower of 'Silhouette' could be 
pure Hippeastrum reticulatum.  If it supposedly var. striatifolium, you should 
see the white midrib.  In primary hybrids with var. striatifolium, the stripe is 

less distinct  and yellow.




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