Urginea maritima - largest flower bulb?

Nan Sterman NSterman@PlantSoup.Com
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:28:48 PDT
Actually, I've seen Urginea bulbs bigger than 20" diameter.  

On Sep 23, 2012, at 7:18 PM, Kipp McMichael wrote:

> 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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