I have an Ixia which I believe was acquired as I. maculata, and it has pendant flowers, BUT, since they "flop" and actually hang over a short wall it's hard to tell whether they do this because the scape is held upside down or not. I assume that the habit of these is dependent on bracing from surrounding grasses in the wild ? Chad -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Nhu Nguyen Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 10:13 AM To: Pacific Bulb Society Subject: Re: [pbs] Mystery Ixia I have added two more photos to the Mystery Bulb<http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…>page that was sent from Nick (see his message below). He was asking if the pendant form is I. maculata. The second photo is the upright form that is probably I. maculata for comparison. As Mary Sue wrote, I. maculata has large rust brown bracts often torn at the tip. That looks to like what the first photo shows. Does anyone have a better idea? Nhu From: "Nick de Rothschild" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:30:52 +0100 Subject: Re: [pbs] Mystery Ixia We grow them in pots inside in a frost free Venlo glasshouse so no danger of rain bending them over and we stake them too It does look like Ixia 'Venus' so I think I'll put that on the label for the time being..... On the other point I attach photos (again sorry) to show what I mean. Nikko PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this message in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by telephone or e-mail (as shown above) immediately and destroy any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies or electronically stored copies).