How to identify varieties of Scadoxus puniceus

Alan O'Leary
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 01:35:56 PDT
Spring is on its way in the southern hemisphere and my six bulbs of S puniceus are coming into flower.

They are from three different sources and there are subtle differences in the flowers.

I understand there are several varieties - "Alba" , "Natalensis" , " Magnificus" also one of mine was sold as "East Cape".

"Alba" is easy to identify due to white flowers (Doug Westfall photos on PBS website).

What are the identifying features of the other varieties?

Alan O'Leary
Adelaide South Australia zone 10a 

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