Littonia and Sandersonia

Aad van Beek avbeek1@hotmail.com
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:48:37 PDT
Yesterday I was lucky and got some littonia modesta (now gloriosa modesta) tubers for free. They are offered rarely in Holland. 
I have not grown this species before but will treat it the same way as I do with my gloriosa's.

Googling the internet I came across two interesting articles.

http://alanjolliffe.blogspot.nl/2010/01/… 
Here Alan describes this is a genus of 7 species. My question is are there still 7 species or due to the renaming there is only one species gloriosa modesta with a couple of varieties?
Alain mentioned a cultivar, Littonia modesta ‘Keitii’. Is this still grown / cultivated. Could not find any reference to a nursery growing this cultivar
Alain mentioned intergeneric crossings with Sandersonia, XSantoina ‘Golden Lights’, mostly done in New Zealand. Did any of these crossings hit the market?

http://plantzafrica.com/plantqrs/sanderaurant.htm/
According to this article in the mids of 1990's it was the second-most important export cut flower in New Zealand. Does it mean there exist still a lot of cultivars or is this past glory?

Aad
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