Arum / Amaryllids

Sun, 30 Mar 2003 17:56:22 PST
Hi  all,

I  have  posted the following  images  to  the  wiki which  I have  recently
also  distributed  through AussieBulb images.

Arum pictum  is  the only  autumn flowering member  of this  genus. As well
as this  character it  has a fine  purple  edge to  the  leaves  when they
are  new. I  was  not  vocal  during the  recent  seed  suppliers  thread
but  want it  known  this  is  one  of the  many  fine  bulbs  I have
obtained  through the  AGS and  NARGS  exchanges.…

I  am  fairly  sure this  is  Boophone  haemanthoides-  it  is  a  winter
grower   but sometimes  retains a few  leaves through  summer. Its  spathe
bract  remains  upright until the  flowers  are  well open as  illustrated
in the  first  image which  is  a  charecter  which  distinguishes it  from
B disticha.…

Haemanthus King Albert is  an old  hybrid between   H  coccinea  and  H
albiflos. It  follows the growth  pattern of the  coccinea  parent  and the
bracts  are   a  deep  pink  raher  than  the red it  looks in the  image.…


Rob  in Tasmania

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