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From Cornukaempferia on Monday 20th of November 2017 04:27:34 PM PST
Cornukaempferia aurantiflora is a species from northeast Thailand.
'Jungle Gold' is the form most commonly found in trade and has been listed as a selection of both C. aurantiflora and C. aurantifolia. Only species aurantiflora is listed in the Tropicos and Kew data bases. Photo taken August 2009 by Jay Yourch.
Cornukaempferia 'Jungle Gold', Jay Yourch

From Sinningia Species on Sunday 19th of November 2017 04:03:36 PM PST
Sinningia leopoldii is native to the Atlantic forest in Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen. Photos 4-5 show flowers that has unusual side growths, even though the same plant (in photos 1-3) didn't produce these growths the year before.
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From Savannosiphon on Saturday 18th of November 2017 05:01:56 PM PST
Savannosiphon euryphylla is found in woodland, often associated with termite mounds. It has white flowers with a long perianth tube with the stamens and styles included in the mouth of the tube. Flowers appear one at a time over a succession of evenings. Leaves are pleated, veined, and lanceolate. This species is fragrant, blooms in the evening, and is pollinated by sphinx moths. In my experience the flowers have never had any fragrance but I'm not sure if that is a characteristic of my population. Photos by Nicholas Wightman of plants growing in Lilayi, Zambia.
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From Romanzoffia on Friday 17th of November 2017 04:45:29 PM PST
Romanzoffia tracyi or Tracy’s Mistmaiden is a tuberous deciduous perennial from salt spray zone rocks on the Pacific Ocean, northern California to the south half of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, always within 30 m of salt spray zone on rocky cliffs. Flowers in spring; dormant in summer. Text by Kathleen Sayce and photos taken by Julie Tennis. Photo 1 was taken in habitat from Cape Disappointment State Park, WA. Photo 2 is of seed pods and seeds.
Romanzoffia tracyi, Julie TennisRomanzoffia tracyi, Julie Tennis

From Chlorophytum on Thursday 16th of November 2017 04:01:44 PM PST
Chlorophytum saundersiae syn. Anthericum saundersiae is a native of the Eastern Cape of South Africa and Swaziland, grows on the coastal forest floor and in grassland. Photo from Alessandro Marinello of a plants grown from seed from Silverhill Seeds and blooming in about a year from seed.
Chlorophytum saundersiae, Alessandro Marinello

From Pterygodium on Wednesday 15th of November 2017 04:35:18 PM PST
Pterygodium hallii (Schelpe) Kurzweil & H.P.Linder is a winter rainfall species that grows to 55 cm with overlapping, lance-shaped stem leaves with acutely pointed tips and pale green flowers in a dense spike with the petals facing down. The central lip appendage is paler green and oval oblong and the uppermost lip darkly and densely purple spotted. It grows in varied soils in karroid and renosterveld shrubland to strandveld from the Western Cape to Kamiesberg in Namaqualand and the southern Richterveld and east to the Karoo. It flowers August to October. Photos taken by Cameron McMaster near Kamieskroon.
Pterygodium hallii, Kamieskroon, Cameron McMasterPterygodium hallii, Kamieskroon, Cameron McMaster

From Apodolirion on Tuesday 14th of November 2017 04:19:33 PM PST
Apodolirion macowanii is an Eastern Cape species found on sandy flats. It has two to four twisted green leaves sometimes present at flowering and fragrant white flowers that are produced in mid to late summer followed by the fruit, an orange-yellow berry. Photo 1 was taken by Tony Dold and photos 2-3 were taken by Jacob Uluwehi Knecht.
Apodolirion macowanii, Tony DoldApodolirion macowanii, Uluwehi KnechtApodolirion macowanii, Uluwehi Knecht

From Leucocoryne on Monday 13th of November 2017 04:11:53 PM PST
Leucocoryne narcissoides Phil. (1860) syn. Stemmatium narcissoides is distinguished by having wide or narrow tepals and six equal staminodes, generally 3 short ones and 3 long ones. It differs from other species by having staminodes that are fleshy and flat and of a showy pale orange. There is some disagreement about this species. Some believe that it is the same species as Leucocoryne incrassata Phil. (1896), also known as Pabellonia incrassata. Ravenna has proposed a new species, Leucocoryne coronata Ravenna (2000) that he believes is different, but looks much the same and is not accepted by Melica Muñoz who has studied the Leucocoryne genus. We are including all the photos under this name. Photo 1 from Osmani Baullosa. Photos 2-5 from Eugene Zielinski taken October 2011 growing near Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe.
Leucocoryne narcissoides, Osmani BaullosaLeucocoryne narcissoides, Eugene ZielinskiLeucocoryne narcissoides, Eugene ZielinskiLeucocoryne narcissoides, Eugene Zielinski
This is a very interesting flower which looks superficially like a small, bicolored small-cupped Narcissus. It grows in very dry, rocky soils quite near the coast, with large Copiapoa cacti and xeric shrubs, and the most robust plants seemed to be down near seasonal drainage gullies on sloping banks. Photo 1 by Jane McGary. Photos 2-3 by Diane Whitehead photographed in Aguada de Tongoy, Atacama Province in October 2011.
Leucocoryne narcissoides, Jane McGaryLeucocoryne narcissoides, Diane WhiteheadLeucocoryne narcissoides, Diane Whitehead

From Cyanicula on Sunday 12th of November 2017 04:44:49 PM PST
Cyanicula amplexans, syn. Caladenia amplexans is a small orchid with one dark green leaf and 1 to 2 flowers on a thick wiry scape growing to 20 cm. The flowers are blue and about 2 cm. across. This species is native to Western Australia where is it found in shrubland, she-oak thickets, and mallee scrub. Photo by Bob Rutemoeller taken September 2007 near Pemberton.
Cyanicula amplexans, Bob Rutemoeller

From Smithiantha on Saturday 11th of November 2017 04:12:27 PM PST
Smithiantha multiflora is native to Oxaca, Mexico. It produces a spike of white flowers with a yellow throat. The photo below was taken by Nhu Nguyen.
Smithiantha multiflora, Nhu Nguyen

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