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). Diana, 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? 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!!