alessandro.marinello alessandro.marinohob@alice.it
Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:19:33 PDT
Hi Andrew
I believe or Hieronymiella argentina, not Rhodophiala
Alessandro marinello
Padova Italy
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Subject: [pbs] rhodophiala

>I have inserted images of a Rhodophiala species (not yet identified, to my
> knowledge) that I came across in northwestern Argentina at around 9000 
> feet.
> The terrain is drier in winter and spring than for locales in Chile at its
> latitude and altitude. In late Spring (November and early December) these
> bulbs emerge from the stark, rocky mountainsides without leaves, an
> impressive sight to see. The orange floral tube is nearly cylindrical, 
> with
> no flaring at the petal tips.
> Andrew Wilson
> San Diego
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