Albuca 'Augrabies Hills' revisited

Dietrich Müller-Doblies
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:53:03 PDT
Dear Nhu,
as Dylan already stated in other words, the 'Augrabies Hills' are in the 
Northern Cape. Dysselsdorp is situated in the Oudtshoorn grid and thus 
in fact in the Western Cape, but Willowmore is situated in the Eastern 
Cape, very near, however, to the Western Cape.
All the best

Am 26.06.2013 20:07, schrieb Nhu Nguyen:
> Dear Albuca enthusiasts,
> If you remember a while back we had an interesting and informative
> discussion about Albuca 'Augrabies Hills'
> (…).
> We debated whether the location was correct for this species and if it
> was a true native of the Western Cape.
> Recently two pots of Albuca from two different locations bloomed for
> me and they were very similar, almost identical in every aspect from
> bulbs, habit, leaves, and even flowers to Albuca 'Augrabies Hills'.
> The only notable exception is that the flowers are just a bit larger.
> I have concluded that they must be the same species as Albuca
> 'Augrabies Hills'. One was collected from Willowmore and the other
> from Dysselsdorp, both in the Western Cape. The Willowmore and
> Dysselsdorp forms are about the same, both having flowers larger than
> the Augrabies Hills form.
> You can see some photos here:
> I was able to cross pollinate the forms and get some seeds and they
> are on their way to Dell for distribution.
> I think this shows that the location for Albuca 'Augrabies Hills' is
> probably correct and solves another interesting mystery in
> horticulture.
> Dietrich and Ute Mueller-Doblies helped us put the name Albuca
> polyphylla on the plant, but I wonder now with the evidence for this
> species to grow on the Western Cape that the name still applies?
> Nhu
> Berkeley, CA
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