Shape of bulbs (recognise the intruders)

Lauw de Jager
Tue, 11 Feb 2003 00:02:37 PST
Mary Sue Ittner <> a *crit :
 This is especially true of some of the
> South African irids that have different looking corms in the same genus
> like Romulea. It also helps when something takes the tags in your seedling
> pots before they have bloomed and you know longer know what they are. 

 Dear all,
During repotting time I always look out for  'different' bulbs or corms
in the batches. It is an interesting learning experience to try and
recognise the genus or even the species by the bulb characteristics.  It
helps to write on the label during flowering which species are the
intruders. When it is impossible to differentiate (p e between
colourshades)  I lump them in one box and sort them out during flowering time.
 Some times  these intruders reveal to be of great interest, which makes
it worth the trouble.

Lauw de Jager 
BULB'ARGENCE, 30300 Fourques, France

"GUIDE POUR BULBES  MÉDITERRANÉENS": 116 pages, 400 photos, prix 10 E
Expedition des bulbes à floraison estivale est en cours.
  En FLEURS actuellement à l'extérieur: Anemone coronaria, Chasmanthe
aethiopica,  Cyclamen pseudibericum, coum, Crocus laevigatus fontenayi,
imperati, ancyrensis, Ipheion 'Rolf Fiedler, Iris unguicularis, Oxalis
purpurea, obtusa, versicolor,  Narcissus tazetta, cordobensis,
jonquilla(?), romieuxii, Moraea polystachya, Lachenalia aloides, Romulea
atandra, bifron, Sternbergia fisheriana, candida
Région:  Provence/Camargue, Climat zone: 9a Mediterranean, dr y
July-August, peak rainfall in autumn, minimum temps -3-7°C (28-21F)
Reference vegetation: Arbutus unedo, Olea europeaea,

More information about the pbs mailing list