Zephyranthes citrina vs. flavissima

Alberto ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:36:44 PST
Citrina is winter dormant with no leaves, foliage is a dull pea green, quite narrow and rather lax. Few leaves. Flowers are regular and an intense yellow, with more of boiled egg yolk yellow.

like here


and here


or here


http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… Left image

Flavissima is an aquatic plant and under good water conditions foliage is evergreen although the plant is dormant in summer without losing its leaves. Leaves grow in fountain fashion and the bulbs are strongly offsetting rapidly forming a lawn, strikingly resembling Ophiopogon japonicus tufts, althouth of a different green. The leaves are a fresh green, shining, not dull. The yellow is not so deep as in citrina but  more a canary yellow. The flowers tepals are evidently subequal, that is the three outer are not exactly like the three inner as in citrina. This is typical of flavissima as well.

Here an excellent photo of the foliage


here excellent examples of the "pleated" tepal typical of flavissima and not so common in most Zephyranthes and Habranthus we know.


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