Tristagma recurvifolium or Ipheion sessile

J.E. Shields
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:37:04 PST
Thanks to everyone who offered bulbs or seeds of Ipheion sessile.  I should 
have enough now to get me started.

In trying to follow the names back, I found different names in different 
web sites, all seemingly coming from the same main database.

The specific epithet "recurvifolium" did not show up in some of the 
sites.  In those, some made a distinction between Iphieion (or Tristagma) 
sessile and I. (or T.) brevipes.  One is found in Chile and the other in 
Uruguay.  I don't yet have all this sorted out, and I did not get any idea 
how one tells the difference between sessile and brevipes if you did not 
collect them yourself in Chile or in Uruguay.

As long as they bloom in my greenhouse someday, I'll be satisfied with 
Ipheion sessile or I. (or T.) brevipes or Tristagma recurvifolium.

Jim Shields in spring-like Westfield, Indiana

At 11:46 AM 1/11/2013 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Jim,
>If you have not yet found your Ipheion sessile, I have some bulbs I
>would be happy to send you.  I have been growing it for years. They were
>originally purchased at Odyssey Bulbs.  It is currently blooming in my
>lanai.  Small plant...nice white flowers, red stripe on the back.  One
>of my favorites.
>Lynn Makela

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Lat. 40° 02.8' N, Long. 086° 06.6' W

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