Pacific BX 39

Dell Sherk
Mon, 25 Aug 2003 04:30:37 PDT
Dear All,

     The items listed below have been donated by PBS list members for
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From Tom Glavich:


1. Dracunculus vulgaris is a large aroid, spring growing, and fully dormant
by mid July.  The leaves are tropical, about 18 inches to 2 feet tall.  The
spathe is dark purple with some white blotching. It smells strongly of
rotting meat for the first 12 hours after opening, less so later.

2.  Albuca batteriana is a large (4 to 5 inch diameter bulb), essentially
evergreen in California, although with a distinct summer dormancy.  Spring
flowering, with large off-white petals with a pronounced green stripe.

From Hamish Sloan:


3. Zephyranthes "Libra" Pale yellow, upright flower, fairly free flowering.
4. Habranthus magnoi - white flowered trumpet shape, not reflexed petals.
5. Habranthus sp. ?

From Robert Parker:

6. Fresh seed of Iris spuria 'Imperial Bronze', Elinor McCown hybrid.

From Dell Sherk:

7. Seed of Galtonia candicans. Tall white summer blooming. Supposed to be
fragrant, but I could not detect it. Needs full sun. May be hardy to USDA
Zone 5. Sow spring.
8. Seed of Cyrtanthus mackenii var cooperi, bright yellow
9. Seed of Rhodophiala andicola, pale pink

From Richard Smith:

10. Seed of  Bloomeria crocea
11. Seed of Brodiaea californica, pink

From Cynthia Mueller:

12. Seed of Alophia drummondii (NOT Herbertia lahue). Purple flowers,
pleated leaf. From arboretum at Stephen F. Austin Univ., Nogodoches, E.
Texas. Grows in sandy soil near bases of pine trees in clearings.

13. Seed of Crinum americanum, leaves are a little rather upright, light
green, tough enough to live out in what I would call a rather dry flower

From Kelly Irvin: (images of most can be viewed at Kelly's website:


14. Allium cernuum
15. Alstroemeria pulchella
16. Habranthus andersonii
17. H. brachyandrus
18. H. robustus
19. H. tubispathus - cream colored with maroon markings
20. Zephyranthes drummondii
21. Z. lindleyana

Thank you, Tom, Hamish, Robert, Richard, Cynthia, and Kelly !!

Best wishes,

--Dell Sherk, Director, Pacific BX

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