Cryptostephanus species

James Waddick
Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:55:56 PDT
Dear PBS ers,

	Carlo's comment reminded me of the 'other' species.

	C. vansonii is fairly around- at least available in both 
typical white flowered and a less common pink flowered form.
	C. haemanthoides is much less available, but can be hunted 
down in a nursery or two.

	The third species C. densiflorus seems unknown in cultivation 
and poorly known in general. Does anyone have experience with this 
plant. ?

	No one has pointed out how distinct the first 2 species are 
from each other. They might defy recognition as congeneric by the 
casual observer and it sounds like the third species is equally 

	C. vansonii is available as seed from Silverhill and not 
difficult to grow.

	Just curious about C. densiflorus.	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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