BX 244 of the PBS

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Fri, 31 May 2013 16:51:47 PDT

I saw that on Facebook and wondered about the ID myself.  How wide and long 
are those leaves?  (cm are fine for me).  C. falcatus and C. obliquus both 
have sizeable leaves but (for me at least) do not grow very fast!

Jim Shields

At 11:37 AM 6/1/2013 +1200, you wrote:
>In 2010 I bought seed from the BX 244.  Althoughthe bulbs have grown
>well, there is no flower as yet.  As Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus is
>supposed to like moisture, I have had it growing in a container which is
>always moist.
>I put the photo on a Facebook bulb group page, and I am told that "he
>doesn't think it is that one, as brachyscyphus reaches blooming quickly
>from seed.  From the leaves he thinks it is a species of greater size"
>Ina Crossley

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