Whatever these orange hippeastrums are, they certainly exist (in variants) on the passalong plant circuit. I got one from a friend as "Bermuda Lily" (it isn't blooming now, so I can't show particulars, but it's very much like what Cynthia Mueller posted). More recently, I purchased some bulbs on eBay (yes, I admit it) of a plant with similar coloration but somewhat broader petals (based on the seller's photo, which was of her actual plant). So, whatever it is, it's out there making the rounds - Ellen Hornig Original Message: ----------------- From: Cynthia Mueller firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 06:50:20 -0600 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [pbs] Hippeastrum equestere? Lee: yes, these are very similar. Yours has slightly narrower petals, but that can't make that much difference. Its anthers, tho, are small and yellowish like mine, but not like the large, mauvish anthers on the example from Monticello. This is certainly an orange flower! I'm thankful to have raised some from seed, because the parent bulb now has virus streaks on the leaves. Cynthia Mueller >>> firstname.lastname@example.org 03/29/04 01:17AM >>> Cynthia, look at the photo I uploaded under the species name of H. puniceum. <http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…> I was told at some point in the past that H. equestre is just a synonym for H. puniceum. My photo didn't turn out that well, but your photo looks a lot like the flowers on my plants. It's the most orange-y Hipp. I've ever seen. I got my bulbs in Maui, Hawaii. --Lee Poulsen Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10 On Mar 28, 2004, at 6:11 PM, Cynthia Mueller wrote: > More on the "orange" Hippeastrum. Today I was looking at a very > similar > bloom on a Hipp. equestere from Monticello, grown by Dr. William C. > Welch, College Station, Tx. They are almost identical in size, color, > etc. but the anthers on the just-opened Monticello flowers are very > large and colored a dusty mauve. Are one or both of these equestere? > Do they have variants? Please help - Kevin or Alan - your thoughts? > > http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/ > Hippeastrum_Orange_Mystery_cwm.jpg > > > Cynthia W. Mueller > > > >>>> email@example.com 03/27/04 08:26PM >>> > My seed strain of "orange Hippeastrum" has begun to bloom. The parent > plant was found in the woods near Sealy (Central Texas), planted out > from a grandmother's garden. There are only two blooms per stalk, > leaves are small and rather low. This is the plant that has a > cream-colored "mask" at the throat. So far (several) seem true to > seed, > altho I do have other strains at work in the garden. More pics to > follow of them. > Who could tell me what this is? > http://ibiblio.pbs/pbswiki/files/… > > > > Cynthia W. Mueller > College Station, TX > Zone 8b-9 > _______________________________________________ > pbs mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php > _______________________________________________ > pbs mailing list > email@example.com > http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php > _______________________________________________ pbs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php _______________________________________________ pbs mailing list email@example.com http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php -------------------------------------------------------------------- mail2web - Check your email from the web at http://mail2web.com/ .