At 10:13 AM 10/08/2008, you wrote: >Hi, > Does anyone from this genera? A friend has a photo of a > blooming plant and is trying to get more information about > it. Specifically, what are the white tendrils appearing at the > base of the plant extending the entire circumference. The plant > was grown by me and given as a gift to her but my records aren't > complete enough to be able to give her any information and none of > my books on bulbs, and I have a number, doesn't even mention the > genus. If anyone response, I can forward her photo directly to you. Joyce, Are you meaning Kohleria? If so, it's a Gesneriad. it produces runners which spread it's rhizomes about a bit. in pots they appear out the drainage holes and run about a bit. They're more or less a tubular flower with a flared lip, usually in reds or pinks, some quite electric in colour. Does that sound like it? Cheers. Paul T. Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9 Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!