Hesperoxiphion peruvianum

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Sun, 11 Aug 2002 20:29:00 PDT
Dear All,

Here is Bill's message from 4/99. I use Eudora pro which allows me to edit 
e-mail and put responses to messages with the messages. And it has a super 
way to search too if I have not renamed the subject to something I can find 
quickly and easily. I am quite happy I saved all I did. I'd never remember 
it all and can refer back when I need to.

"I grow my Hesperoxiphion in a sandy mix - they do well here and seed freely.
There is a very nice article written by Eric Walton from Nz. and I have a
little writeup of it on my web page (address below) but I also have a link
to my photograph for those who would like to have a look.
Maybe if Eric has time he could give us some of his valuable information.
Here's the link to the article and photo :

Hesperoxiphion peruvianum is a lovely South American species. It is
indigenous to Peru and this yellow form was probably originally collected
from near Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. H. peruvianum loses its
leaves and is fully dormant in winter.This species also gets confused with
the Cypella species but the difference is that the tepals of the
Hesperoxiphion species are hairy. Flowers only last one day. It sets seed
easily..... An informative and interesting article by Eric Walton from New
Zealand was published in the "New Zealand Garden Journal", March 1997,
reference on pages 8 to 11. Eric answers some of the questions about the
Cypella species and highlights the differences between Cypella,
Hesperoxiphion and Phalocallus

Bill Richardson "

The pictures are still on Bill's link, but I couldn't tell if the article 
can be accessed there.


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