Jim, What a coincidence, there was a nice Schizobasis intricatus in *our* cactus and succulent show this past weekend, and it got a blue ribbon. This is an easy bulb to grow, and can be treated similar to boweia. It may or may not go dormant in hot weather--the one in our show did not, but mine did. The flowers are exceedingly self fertile, and each will produce seed without an active pollinator. I would have sent some of mine into the BX, but they always drop before I can collect any. There were a number of other nice bulb/corm/tuber entries in our show that did a good job of balancing out the succulents and cacti. Haemanthus, boophane, scilla, bulbine, gethyllis, eucomis (my vandermerwei got a ribbon), sinningia, boweia (not volubilis but rarer ones like nana), etc. Nice to see these folks are branching out a bit, so to speak. --Roy James Waddick wrote: > Dear Friends, > I confess a mini-obsession - let's call it 'fascination' with > succulent plants. I was at the local Cactus and Succulent show to > enjoy the variety* when I saw a new plant (many actually). This plant > is Schizobasis intricata a bulbous Liliaceae superficially similar > to the common Boweia volubilis, but 'more so'. > > Does any know or grow this plant? Is it difficult to > cultivate? The annual herbaceous growth is even more finely divided > than in Boweia and it seems to bloom easily with tiny white flowers. > > Appreciate any thoughts. Jim W. > > > > * Confession I bought two small Adenium obesum cvs, but wanted more. Oh well .