Hippeastrum roseum -- What Is It?

Joshua Young joshuakyleyoung@gmail.com
Wed, 07 Sep 2011 13:34:28 PDT

   I don't think H. roseum is a valid species, I think that the so called
"roseum' was redescribed as Rhodophiala rosea and Hippeastrum 'Roseum' is
actually some form of H. puniceum which has an incredibly large distribution
from the Carribean Islands to Argentina.

   I would love it if you could share!  Thanks ;)


On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com> wrote:

> My understanding is it's a miniature pink Hippeastrum.  But I can't
> vouch for its authenticity as a species.
> I acquired 6 bulbs almost 2 years ago, but they haven't bloomed for me
> yet.  I killed some by overwatering last winter.  And I think that
> caused the others not to bloom.  Anyway, I haven't checked on them in
> months.  If they're doing well I should have some extras to share with
> you Josh.
> Dennis in Cincinnati
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Joshua Young <joshuakyleyoung@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hippeastrum roseum, does anyone know if this is a valid species or a
> > hybrid?  I've seen it marked as a synonym for Hippeastrum stylosum as
> well
> > as Hippeastrum puniceum and called Hippeastrum equestre (syn. puniceum)
> but
> > what is it truly?  Also, does anyone know where this plant is endemic?
> >
> > Does anyone know what the correct spot is for this plant?  It seems
> Thailand
> > sells them like crazy on e-bay as whatever name they decided for the day!
> >
> > I've thought the plant seems to be a form of H. puniceum but I'm not
> quite
> > sure what the valid idea is..
> >
> > Josh
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