unkown seeds

David Pilling pbs@pilling.demon.co.uk
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:35:53 PDT

In message <507FA7B6.3040309@orcon.net.nz>, Ina <klazina@orcon.net.nz>
>I was sent these seeds.  I can't contact the sender just now, but need
>to know what to do with them.  They are definitely bulb seed, it was
>suggested they may be tulip seed.

I'd go with a small tulip like tulipa tarda.

When you hold them up to the light, how big are the embryos?

(Theory being fritillaria small, tulipa large).

Have a look at:


(wouldn't it be useful if the wiki had pictures of every seed pod and

You can find pictures of the embryos of frits and tulips if you look around
the wiki. Tulips are on the same page as above.

David Pilling
email: david@pilling.demon.co.uk
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