Nerine flexuosa

Paul T.
Sun, 22 Apr 2012 20:56:37 PDT
At 01:37 PM 23/04/2012, you wrote:
>I looked on the SANBI check list and it says Nerine flexuosa = Nerine
>humilis, Nerine undulata

Mary Sue,

That thereby says that Nerine humilis is Nerine 
undulata, which is pretty much unbelievable, 
unless what is in collections as Nerine humilis 
is a VERY unusual form of undulata. 
<grin>   Personally, I can't see how Nerine 
flexuosa alba is supposed to be Nerine undulata 
alba..... Nerine undulata is a so much more 
elegant species than the chunkiness of flexuosa 
alba (I use the flexuosa alba to identify, that 
way readers will know what I'm talking about, 
whether it is the correct name or not!).  Nerine 
undulata also flowers for me often with little in 
the way of leaf growth, whereas flexuosa alba 
always has solid leaf growth before flowers are 
produced.  The chunkiness of the leaf matches the 
chunkiness of the flower, compared to 
undulata.  I've never worked out quite how they 
are supposed to be the same species.

This is an interesting discussion.  For now, I'll 
stick to flexuosa alba.... at least that way 
everyone will know what I'm talking about. <big 
grin>  These Nerines are obviously a mixed up 
bunch if you look at the Plant List.


Paul T.
Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. 
Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all 
over the world including Aroids, Crocus, 
Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, 
Irises, Liliums, Trilliums (to name but a few) 
and just about anything else that doesn't move!! 

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