ID wanted

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:55:12 PDT
Paul, it is a Pyrolirion aureum according to Alessandro Marinello, and 
actually hails from Bolivia and Peru.

The answer is thanks to Facebook.  From another group than the original 

It is of the Amaryllid family and I think quite closely connected to the 

I want it!


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

On 12/03/2013 10:40 a.m., Paul T. wrote:
> At 09:56 PM 11/03/2013, you wrote:
>> I came across this photo on Facebook and wonder what it is.  It came
>> from Papua New Guinea.
> Ina,
> A private reply....
> It kind of looks like a Zephyranthes or Habranthus, doesn't it?  I 
> have one yellow Zeph, but it doesn't look anywhere near as "thick" as 
> that one does.  It's a beauty.
> Good luck with finding out what it is.
> All the best.
> Cheers.
> Paul T.
> Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9
> Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe 
> once or twice a year only.
> Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world 
> including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, 
> Galanthus, Terrestrial Orchids, Irises, Liliums, Trilliums (to name 
> but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!

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