Dear PBS members, I need some help with a plant; I received the corms from BX 175. They were contributed by LynnMakelaunder the name of Ixia pumilis. I thought that might be a misspelling of Ixia pumila, a synonym for Tapeinia pumila, which this plant clearly is not. It doesn’t even look South American. Using the key in The Irisfamily by Goldblatt & Manning, it keys out to Hesperantha. Flowering started March 22 and continued for a few weeks. Here is a description of the plant — Plant: 26 cm. × 12 cm. Leaves: several, all basal, distichous, equitant, unifacial, plane, with a single prominent midvein, 20-25 cm. × 1 cm.; edges parallel, tip acute. Stem: terete, naked, glabrous, with a singe branch, reddish at base, green further up, 23 cm. × 2 mm. Bracts at the branch: 2, unequal; outer 5 cm. ± green; inner 1.5 cm. ± hyaline. Inflorescence: a series (3-8) of sessile, single-flowered rhipidia spaced alternately along the distal part of the stem; outer spathe ~1cm., green with hyaline tip; inner much smaller with 2 green ribs. Flower: coral-colored with dark red veining, actinomorphic, limb ovate, 2 cm. × 6 mm.; tube 7 mm. × 1.5 mm. Each flower lasts several days, opening each morning and closing up at night. Androecium: Anthers 3, equal, linear, ~3 mm., attached near the sagitate base. Filaments ~7 mm., free, inserted on the perianth tube at its mouth. Gynoecium: Style 3 branched at the mouth of the floral tube; branches linear, ~5 mm., spreading, stigmatic most of their length, open at the tip; a dark red vein runs the length of the abaxial surface of the style branches and is visible at the open tip. Ovary hidden within the spathes, so not described. Corm: oblate, tanish, 1.5 cm. Ø × 1 cm. with a fibrous coat; cormlets 4mm. × 5 mm. I have included some photos of the plant in Picasa: http://picasaweb.google.com/idavidehrlich/… Can any of you help me name the plant? Thank you all, David E.