Your Hipp. reticulatum

Alan Meerow
Wed, 24 Mar 2004 10:33:10 PST
The leaves of H. reticulatum are always quite short and tend to lie almost
prostrate (whether striped or not).  Arnold's flower (I didn't see any
foliage in the picture, Jim) looks a lot like hybrids of this species often
do.  This species is fairly diminutive in stature, and is not easy to grow
and flower.  The white stripe of striatifolium is always diluted to
yellowish-white in F1 hybrids with other species.
Alan W. Meerow, Ph.D., Research Geneticist and Systematist
USDA-ARS-SHRS, National Germplasm Repository
13601 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33158 USA
voice: (305) 254-3635   fax: (305) 969-6410

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Waddick" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Your Hipp. reticulatum

> >Alan:
> >
> >I don't remember who donated the bulbs?  How is the real thing
> >different from what I have?
> Dear Alan;
> I think I sent a few bulbs to the IBS event in LA a few years
> ago. They might be from me. I also don't see a lot of difference in
> the pic from you and Alan although Alan's came through with a more
> blue tinge to the flowers, the pattern of veining and foliage looks
> very similar.
> Jim W.
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