Mystery Haemanthus

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:17:51 PDT

I agree it is not carneus.  Probably Haemanthus humilis humilis.


On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 1:16 AM, Michael Homick <>

> I obtained a Haemanthus labeled as H. carmineus from Charles Hardman a
> number of years ago. It flowered this week and an image can be seen at:
> I checked the pbs site, google search and the book "The Genus Haemanthus"
> by Deirdre Snijman but can find no reference to a species carmineus. I
> thought maybe it was a mislabeled H. carneus but the PBS wiki states that
> H. carneus stamens do extend past the perianth.
> I will try to key it out tomorrow.
> Charles usually was very good at keeping names and labels correct.
> Any suggestions?
> All the best, Michael Homick
> Stevinson, CA  USA
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