Urginea maritima - largest flower bulb?

Tim Harvey zigur@hotmail.com
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:42:21 PDT

I didn't weigh it, but it did seem more of a handful than a 20 kg josephinae bulb I planted. On the other hand, I didn't have to dig up the josephinae. Digging a 3' hole in my clay soil to extract the Crinum may have weakened me.

> From: kimcmich@hotmail.com
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> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:18:15 -0700
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Urginea maritima - largest flower bulb?
> Greetings,
> Are we talking bulb sensu stricto or anything tuberous. If true bulb, I second the Crinum bulbispermum suggestion - though I don't know how dense they are. Tim, did you weight the 20" dia Crinum you dug? I know Brunsvigia josephinae can push 40 lbs.
> If tubers are in the running, then I think a number of curcurbits are the champs far and away: Marah species have documented tubers over 400 lbs - and that was just the portion of the tuber that was extracted and weighed. I have unearthed the top of one that was easily as big as a recliner.
> -|<ipp 
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