I saw Ledebouria grandifolia on Socotra in December 1999, but it wasn't in flower: the pictures shown on Harry Jan's website http://jansalpines.com/gallery/main.php/… of it flowering are therefore of great interest. When I saw it the leaves were expanded and lying flat to the ground, so it was easy to see why it was thought to be a Haemanthus when discovered by Isaac Bayley Balfour in 1880 (flowering material was not seen until 1993). John Grimshaw Visit John Grimshaw's Garden Diary http://johngrimshawsgardendiary.blogspot.com/ Dr John M. Grimshaw 1 Kirkhill Farm Settrington Malton North Yorkshire YO17 8NT -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of aaron floden Sent: 15 December 2013 04:53 To: Pacific Bulb Society Subject: Re: [pbs] Ledebouria grandifolia Ledebouria grandifolia is endemic to Socotra and there are some great images of it on the Scottish Rock Garden Club website. A few forumists were there earlier this year and caught it in flower. It is bulbous and was only rediscovered in the past few decades I think (ca. 1996). It was described as a Haemanthus with just the leaves being collected for the type specimens.