Latitude and its effect on bloom times

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 22:48:17 PDT
I knew that question would come up! Frankly, I have no direct, clear proof
that there are no 'real' differences. What I can say is that in fields where
hundreds, if not thousands, of the bulbs grow (or once did) from both
seedlings and by bulb multiplication, the lack of differences is
surprisingly high. Sure, there must be some differences (albinos etc.) but
compared to many south African species that Nhu might have considered for a
test (from the Lachenlia, Ixia, Sparaxis, Watsonia etc.) this one would show
less variance. 


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On Behalf Of Tim Harvey

I'm curious; how do we know there are no 'real' differences?

> A. belladonna is a good species from which to form a test matrix. It 
> is grown in many places and there are no real differences between the 
> clones we all grow.

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