Speea humilis -was Spea humilis

David Ehrlich idavide@sbcglobal.net
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 14:43:08 PDT

I was not able to discover any source for Speea seed.  Perhaps some of our South American members might be able to obtain seed for you.  The most informative article I could find on the genus was
It puts the plant in the family Gilliesiaceae which APG III reduces to a tribe in subfamily Allioideae of Amaryllidaceae.
It will help with your spelling to know that the genus was named in honor of WWI admiral Maximilian Graf von Spee.  It is interesting to note that in Chile he is remembered as the winner of the battle of Coronel off the coast of Chile, whereas in the UK he is remembered as the loser of the battle of the Falklands.
David E.

From: Peter Taggart <petersirises@gmail.com>
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> 
>Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:35 AM
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Speea humilis -was Spea humilis
>It seem that I spelt the name wrong and that my earlier post asking of Spea
>humilis should be for Speea humilis, perhaps related to Gethyum and from
>south america.
>Peter (UK)
>On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Peter Taggart <petersirises@gmail.com>wrote:
>> I have been looking for material of Spea humilis for several years. Is
>> there anyone who might know of a source or be able to sell to, or swap with
>> me, for a few seeds or a bulb or two?
>> Peter Taggart (UK)
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