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Lee Poulsen
Sun, 21 Mar 2004 21:46:16 PST
I got it from a large Japanese bulb company called Komoriya Nursery 
Ltd. <>,
<>. They offer a lot of 
Hippeastrum that appear to be named cultivars and only a few species. 
However, many of the named cultivars I've seen don't look anything like 
what the Dutch of South Africans produce. Some look like they've done 
their own breeding from original species. The problem is that they 
don't post many pictures and you need to get your hands on the spring 
catalogs of the major Japanese mail order nurseries (all in Japanese). 
There are many many Japanese plant breeders of all sorts and they've 
been at it for a long time now. But due to the language and writing 
barriers, they only cater to Japanese and we in the rest of the world 
never see a lot of their efforts (except it seems in specialty areas 
such as orchids and Clivia for example).

The two Hipp. species do look a lot alike to me too. Alberto says 
they're different. I wonder how they differ.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

On Mar 19, 2004, at 8:39 PM, wrote:

> Lee,
> On the IBS Gallery of World Bulbs Hippeastrum Species page there is
> Hippeastrum teyucuarense, which appears identical to corriensis, even 
> down to the
> trumpet shape.  It's a spectacular plant.  Can you share the bulb 
> supplier's name?
> Are there other equally good species available?
> Thanks
> Tom

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