Stenomesson miniatum

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:56:48 PDT
At 08:52 AM 3/04/2014, you wrote:
>Does anyone have a bulb of this species?  The 
>usual clone in circulation is felt to be 
>virused, and the bulbs I had many years ago were 
>definitely virused and were destroyed.  Some 
>kind person gave me a bulb that he assured me 
>came from a different collection and was free of 
>virus.  It shows no evidence of virus, and is 
>finally in bloom, and I would like to be able to 
>get some seed and start a virus free strain of 
>this species.  I would love to receive either 
>pollen, or even a virused bulb, and could trade 
>something for it (unfortunately I can't trade a 
>virus-free bulb of this species yet, it has barely made one offset).


What were the symptoms of virus in this 
species?  I grow it (originally as Urceolina 
peruviana), and have done for well more than a 
decade without any signs of virus.  It flowers 
every year for me, is offsetting decently despite 
the fact it almost never gets repotted or any 
care of attention.  I would happily send you a 
bulb during dormancy, but realise that your 
quarantine laws make that more difficult 
now.  Unfortunately pollen from here is 
November/December region, so unless it can be 
stored safely that would be of no use to 
you.  Happy to help out in some way if I can?


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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