One obvious difference between Neomarica and Trimezia is the shape of the scape. In Neomarica, the scape is flattened and winged, looking very much like a leaf; even the terminal bract is erect, looking like a leaf tip. In the photo of Trimezia, the scape looks more or less cylindric; certainly not winged. David E. ________________________________ From: Alberto Castillo <email@example.com> To: Pacific Bulb Society <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tue, December 6, 2011 6:50:52 PM Subject: [pbs] A different Trimezia question http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/… shows the only image that seems to be in the web of Trimezia martinicensis. There is also a stamp depicting this species. All the others show Trimezia steyermarkii with the flowers about to open properly. This is the plant that is known as "Neomarica longifolia"