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#1
Mystery Bulbs / Re: Moraea Iridioides?...help
Last post by Robin Jangle - Today at 03:43:03 AM
Unfortunately yes it is a synonym for Dietes iridioides. And the seeds look like those of a Dietes although not quite as angular as I'm used to seeing but definitely not that of Moraea villosa.
Who's the unscrupulous vendor?
#2
General Discussion / Re: Private exchanges
Last post by Uli - Today at 01:01:51 AM
Hello @Bridget,
Can we put this topic on the agenda of the next board meeting? It may not be as straightforward as it seems at first glance and might need some discussion.
Hello @Ken,
The PBS encourages private contacts between members which can of course include private exchanges. The formal setup of a private exchange through the forum needs careful discussion as it might undermine the BX/SX. But it might also mobilize donations which otherwise would not happen.
#3
General Discussion / Re: Private exchanges
Last post by kisaac - Yesterday at 09:30:40 PM
Quote from: janemcgary on February 25, 2024, 02:10:23 PMI would like to offer a proposal for privately arranged exchanges via this forum. Individuals could post "want lists" in this topic for others to read. Those who have the desired species to spare could reply, offering their own want list of possible trade items, and the individuals could then email each other privately to arrange shipping.
I would enjoy "a subforum of the exchange area" where we could post private wants or offers and arrange trades of bulbs, plants or pollen privately.

Of course, it shouldn't upstage the BX or SX, and probably needs to happen within your country for phyto and shipping reasons.

Will there be a decision on this?
Who will be making that decision?
I VOTE FOR IT.

Ken
#4
Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
Last post by Too Many Plants! - Yesterday at 02:42:49 PM
1- I believe this is Freesia Laxa

2- Lachenalia sp. too many plants growing around it right now to view or pull out the tag. Smells wonderful, like sweet honey cinnamon!

3- Ixia one of the cultivation forms (hybrids). I still enjoy it.
#5
Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
Last post by Too Many Plants! - Yesterday at 01:20:25 PM
Quote from: Uli on Yesterday at 05:08:04 AMYesterday I came across this nice stand of the native Iris xiphium. Color is slightly variable, the plants are very elegant and graceful. They grow in acidic sandy soil among Cistus, Myrthus, Lavandula stoechas and other plants. Trees nearby are cork oak and pine trees.


Very nice, Uli. Thanks for sharing!
#6
Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
Last post by Robert_Parks - Yesterday at 09:17:47 AM
Quote from: Robin Jangle on Yesterday at 08:07:01 AM@Robert_Parks please check the filaments - in dubia they are free, maculata is united for a bit (under a third) and what was known as maculata var fuscocitrina is united up to halfway - it is now known as arctotioides. Your plant looks like arctotioides!
Thanks for the advice, it is always a struggle to get cultivated plants properly labeled. Of course, not one of the pictures on my phone helps, so I'll have to take a look when I get home. It happens to be the earliest Ixia this year, but that could be dependent on many factors.

Robert
Brisk (for San Francisco) with a moderate breeze, a last storm is due this evening. 
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Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
Last post by Robin Jangle - Yesterday at 08:07:01 AM
@Robert_Parks please check the filaments - in dubia they are free, maculata is united for a bit (under a third) and what was known as maculata var fuscocitrina is united up to halfway - it is now known as arctotioides. Your plant looks like arctotioides!

@Uli your plant is definitely carneus - the form that was known as G. blandus

@Too Many Plants! I have not forgotten about your Ixia - my prints of all the various updates are all over the place so hopefully this weekend I can get them back and id your plant.
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Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
Last post by Uli - Yesterday at 05:08:04 AM
Yesterday I came across this nice stand of the native Iris xiphium. Color is slightly variable, the plants are very elegant and graceful. They grow in acidic sandy soil among Cistus, Myrthus, Lavandula stoechas and other plants. Trees nearby are cork oak and pine trees.
#9
Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
Last post by Carlos - Yesterday at 02:12:18 AM
It is carneus, sorry
#10
Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
Last post by Uli - Yesterday at 01:35:41 AM
Quote from: Wylie on April 11, 2024, 06:16:04 AM
Quote from: Uli on April 11, 2024, 12:57:27 AMThis Gladiolus is flowering for the very first time with me, raised from seed. The label says G. carinatus which it is definitely not. About 60cm tall, leaning sideways.
The foliage is not hairy and some of the flowering shoots are branching. No detectable fragrance. Any idea of the ID?


I have the same thing and thought it was Gladiolus carneus.
Hello @Wylie,
Thank you very much for the ID. I think you are right. Looking at the name carneus I might well have made the mistake myself mixing up carneus and carinatus when writing the label. @Carlos, what do you think it is? I checked with the Saunders field guide and it fits. I did try to identify it with the same guide before but could not decide which species it was.