Hippeastrum species trivia

German Roitman ggroiti@mail.agro.uba.ar
Mon, 15 Dec 2003 17:06:46 PST

At 23:17 12/12/2003, you wrote:
>Greetings All,
>As for the trivia questions:
>What is the largest flower of a diploid species Hippeastrum? (must be diploid
>and species rank, non-hybrid; forma and variety acceptable)  I'll accept more
>than one correct answer as I feel it's a matter up for reasonable discussion.

The longer one i think its Hippeastrum parodii, perhaps H. ambiguum can be 
as long in another condition.

>What is the smallest growing, shortest, not necessisarily smallest flower,
>Hippeastrum? (diploid again, species...etc.)

As far as i know, its Hippeastrum petiolatum although its not a diploid but 
a good species, in fact is a natural sterile pentaploid, probably an hybrid 
between H. aglaiae and H. striatum or H. reticulatum, when the natural 
distribution of this species was overlapped.

>Does anyone out there grow H. puniceum v. haywardii?   Does it exist as H.

I have under culture H. puniceum i am not sure if H. haywardii exist.

Best wishes



Germán Roitman


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