Tall bulb with spotted leaves and yellowish green flowers from Ixtapan de la Sal

DalesMicro@aol.com DalesMicro@aol.com
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:04:20 PDT
I saw these bulbs in Ixtatan de la Sale, State of  Mexico  (pictured at:  
(http://s1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/…)    )
When I first saw them, about a month ago, they had just started to bud,  
but I found them in flower when I went back this Sunday (June 19th). The  
plants are up to 4 feet tall (1.25 meters). The leaves have greenish purple  
spots and the flowers are about 1.5 inches (3.7 cm) long. The petals have small 
 white cottony patches on the tips. It seems something is eating into the 
large,  spotted stamens before they are open. Any help you could give me in  
identifying this plant would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,  Dale

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