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#21
General Discussion / Joint EU Bulb order from SA wi...
Last post by Uli - May 16, 2024, 05:02:29 AM
Dear members living in the EU,
The EU joint bulb order from the SA Bulb Company will be closing soon. If you still want to order, please send me an email with your order as soon as possible. This joint order is only open to fully paid members who have a mailing address in one of the EU countries.
Bye for now
Uli
#22
Bulb and Seed Exchanges / Joint EU Bulb order from SA wi...
Last post by Uli - May 16, 2024, 04:59:20 AM
Dear members living in the EU,
The EU joint bulb order from the SA Bulb Company will be closing soon. If you still want to order, please send me an email with your order as soon as possible. This joint order is only open to fully paid members who have a mailing address in one of the EU countries.
Bye for now
Uli
#23
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
Last post by Carlos - May 16, 2024, 02:49:00 AM
Hi again, it seems that Stenomesson leucanthum is a real Stenomesson. Here the original illustration by Ravenna

Pucara_leucantha.jpg

The plant DOES NOT SEEM Rimmer's plant.

And a link to Meerow's paper

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266271150_Pucara_Amaryllidaceae_Reduced_to_Synonymy_with_Stenomesson_on_the_Basis_of_Nuclear_and_Plastid_DNA_Spacer_Sequences_and_a_New_Related_Species_of_Stenomesson

I know I guy who lives in the area where it and S. chloranthum occur, he is more interested on Hippeastrum but has seen the plants, I hope he gets some seeds.
#24
Bulb and Seed Exchanges / US Bulb Donation Request Sprin...
Last post by Bwosczyna - May 15, 2024, 07:37:01 PM
All:

The donation window for the next 2024 US BX is now open until June 5, 2024 (if you need additional time, kindly advise). Please read below carefully, thanks!

I am ready to accept donations of clean, healthy bulbs at this time.  I am not requiring donors pre-package the donations in ready-to-go packets; I find it easier and more effective to do this myself according to demand and realize not everyone has time to sort and separate, other than species/ssp.  I will need you to label the bag or box to easily identify the bulbs.

Each donor will be credited the postage for the donation or a minimum of $5.

Feel free to include comments or instructions for your donated items, most of us need some help with new items to our collections.

Kindly send your donations to me at:

Bridget Wosczyna

731 Furnace Road
Morgantown PA 19543

Please be sure to send me an email advising that you have sent the bulbs so that I may keep an eye on my mailbox.

This notice will  be mailed out to the PBS list as well.

Email me at bulbexpbs@gmail.com with any questions. 

Thanks in advance!
Bridget
#25
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
Last post by Too Many Plants! - May 15, 2024, 11:57:00 AM
I know these Amaryllis are common now- seasonally available at HD, Lowe's, and many nurseries, but thought I'd share this one. I've picked up mainly all red ones along the way when I find the bulbs on clearance, and have planted them in various spots in my South African-ish themed hot and sunny garden. Even my red and white one that gets full afternoon shade never seems to look good- flowers are hammered in short order. But this year for the first time this red ones flowers are looking nice for many days in full sun, seeing upper 70's and low 80's! Quite pleased to see these are possible to get looking good in the ground in my garden. I should note the snails LOVE the flower stems and often eat them 'til the flower buds practically fall off...
#26
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
Last post by Carlos - May 15, 2024, 07:16:23 AM
Hi, Rimmer, I am surprised by the staminal cup in Stenomesson leucanthum. If I'm not mistaken, the biggest expert in South American Amaryllidaceae, Alan Meerow, was the one to transfer it from Pucara to Stenomesson. But he also changed Clinanthus milagroanthus, also with a cup, to Paramongaia milagroantha, so maybe further studies should be carried out.

In the meantime, I look forward for seeds.

#27
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
Last post by Arnold - May 14, 2024, 07:12:40 PM
 Merwilla plumbea
Zephranthes drummondii
#28
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
Last post by Wylie - May 14, 2024, 10:14:29 AM
The seeds of Cypella herbertii easily germinate when the seeds fall into a pot.
#29
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
Last post by Rdevries - May 14, 2024, 09:37:02 AM
Some small white Stenomesson from Peru blooming now.

Caliphriria (Stenomesson) korsakofii 3-6" tall with pure white flowers and pollen

Pucara (Stenomesson) leucanthum 12-14" tall
With white flowers, yellow pollen and an internal cup like a daffodil.

I hope they make nice babies.
#30
Current Photographs / Re: Calochortus superbus
Last post by Randy Linke - May 14, 2024, 08:46:21 AM
And today I have what looks what will be the last of my calochortus to bloom this year, though there are still several buds yet to open on my C. luteus plants.  Calochortus vestae opened this morning on a long, nearly 50cm stem.  

I was happy to see that both forms of C. superbus I have are forming seed pods which I will be watching very closely.