Albuca 'Augrabies Hills'

Dietrich Müller-Doblies
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:28:00 PDT
Dear Silent Seed,
I appreciate your "general rule not to buy anything until it has a 
proper name." Can you imagine to switch to the "general rule not to buy 
anything until it has a proper locality where it was collected"? Then 
the anything has a scientific value and it is worthwhile to get a good 
As to our Albuca  'Augrabies Hills' the locality is evidently wrong. I 
got from South Africa the following information:
"I've had a look at the SANBI database which is unfortunately does not 
provide detailed locality data but I can find only 3 specimens of Albuca 
polyphylla in the specimen database --

Crouch, N. 795 (KZN)

Strey, R. 7352 (KZN)

Marchand, P. 10323 (Western Cape

When using the map facility for Augrabies the search finds only one 
Albuca (A. setosa), based on a specimen collected by S Bester in 2005, 
housed in PRE.

I think you can safely say the locality of the specimen is an error!"

Do you have by chance Albuca navicula which has a proper name? Do you 
have a locality for it? It is not seldom offered in the U.S. but nobody 
can give me the locality.

Am 27.03.2012 15:29, schrieb The Silent Seed:
> So, is it safe to say that all the plants out there sold under this name, are A. polyphylla ? If so, time for me to get one - great news!
> I have a general rule not to buy anything until it has a proper name.
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