Mystery plant not Tapeinia pumila

Alberto Castillo
Sat, 25 Apr 2009 19:03:29 PDT

 Hi David:


             Ixia PUMILIO has been around for a while and is a cute dwarf species. The one in your images is a species of Tritonia, perhaps lineata? Ixia pumilio is very similar in coloring, the base color a deeper shade of terracotta orange. The flowers are grouped at the end of the wiry erect stem as in most other ixias. In Tritonias the flowers are more uniformly distributed, the more globular flower buds protrude in a typical way and the stem often is curved.  


             Tapeinia is a tuft rhizomatous Patagonian genus, very unlike the cormous Ixias or Tritonias.




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