Roscoea cautleoides redeemed (sort of)

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:57:29 PDT
Although it is not widely known in Ginger circles for some reason,  
Jill Cowley published an excellent monograph on Roscoea. It was  
published by Kew and is fairly expensive but well worth it.

Tim Chapman

On Jul 21, 2009, at 6:21 PM, Jane McGary <>  

> Ellen wrote
>> This discussion reminds me that I have plants of an incredibly tiny
>> roscoea, from seed collected in China by Jurasek, I believe (i'm
>> away from the nursery this week and can't check).  I think it came
>> labeled as R. tibetica, but it's much smaller - from memory, the
>> plants are maybe 5cm tall, nd the flowers mabe 1.5-2cm across, with
>> petals flared out sideways.  Most are pure white; a few are
>> red-purple.  Does this ring a bell with anyone?  It's on my to-do
>> list to try to key it out, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
> Diana Reeck of Collectors Nursery brought back a number of Roscoea
> species from China, including some tiny ones.  I recall both white
> and deep pink/purple ones. I'm not sure whether she's managed to
> identify all of them firmly, but you might write to her:
> Jane McGary
> Northwestern Oregon, USA
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