J.E. Shields
Fri, 01 Nov 2002 07:10:32 PST
Mary Sue, I think you are right -- Polyxena cf. ensifolia was the consensus then.  I did not change my labels at that time, so I will now.  I'm definitely not comfortable with the whole Massonia/Polyxena mess yet.  It would be nice to have a clear and definitive reference paper or book on these genera.

I have two Massonia jasminiflora about to bloom too.  I'll try to get pictures of everything for the Bulbs_Images list.

Now a question that pertains to these  for those who grow them or have seen them flowering in habitat, what do you consider the best species, overall, of this group?  Maybe I ought to try trading a few of my Polyxena cf. ensifolia for some different types.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

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