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Started by Arnold, November 02, 2022, 09:27:52 AM

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Rdevries

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Polyxena pygmaea Alba
An older plant from Roy Herald and more recent seedlings

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Daubenya stylosa

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#32
Polyxena pygmaea

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#33
Last Milla magnifica last week, 10 Nov

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Massonia inaequalis Elandsbaai

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Massonia pseudoechinata-Nieuwatjiesfontein

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#36
Massonia roggeveldensis. This one keeps a leaf all summer

David Pilling

Rimmer - polyxena pygmaea is unusual, and I feel I've seen the flowers on something else - like blue bells. Wonder if there's a name for flowers that lookalike.

Martin Bohnet

Ah, massonias - Wouldn't dare to how mine 'cause they're perforated by slugs even though I feel I'm already "over-fertilizing" with iron phosphate...

But there's other stuff to show - first is Crocus melanthera - a few days ago, when there still was some sun. Second is Strumaria prolifera
- name fits, does multiply well.
Next one is Moraea polystachya
, which I had to take into the warm house for a few hours for the flower to open up - alsways a problem here if they happen to be late.

Last two is the proof that I should only buy Greencaps I can tell apart or write better labels. I'm not sure if that plant is Pterostylis obtusa, truncata or x furcilliatum. hints welcome.
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

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Massonia sp? ex Gouritz River Brodge west of Vlees Bay. This is a large Massonia, leaves the size of your hand

MLoos

Lovely Strumaria!  I'm always faint at the sight of a great Amaryllid, even the little ones.

Speaking of Strumaria, I kept mine placed rather closely when in bloom this year.  Are they promiscuous hybridizers?  I have quite a bit of seed forming and, while hybrids could be lovely, I'd rather that they be true to species.  

Thanks!

Michael
Interlaken, NY Zone 6 Being thankful most of the Finger Lakes was not hit with the Snowy Big Dump.

Arnold

I've had this bulb for well over ten years.  Grows in winter and goes dormant with the rest of the SA bulbs in our spring.

Came to me as a Eucomis, but can't recall from where.  Any help with an ID would be greatly appreciated.

The only winter grow Eucomis I know of is E. regia

Thanks,
Arnold T.
North East USA

Arnold

Massonia longipes
Arnold T.
North East USA

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Othonna gymnodiscus
Arnold T.
North East USA

Arnold

Amethyst pools of nectar at the base of the flowers
Arnold T.
North East USA