Mystery Lycoris

Nicholas plummer
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:43:35 PDT
Hi Peter,

That's the closest match yet.  To my untrained eye, the yellow base color
with peachy overtones, darker stripe on the back of the sepals and petals,
red buds, and lack of crisping/undulation on the petals look very similar.

I can't imagine how that would end up in a population of Dutch L.
squamigera, though.  Surely my plant must be a complex hybrid of some kind.

This site says that L. x chejuensis is a hybrid of L. sanguinea, L.
chinensis, and L. flavescens.…

L. chinensis is available from some of  the big bulb vendors (perhaps of
Dutch origin?), and some L chinensis hybrids on the web look vaguely like
my plant.  Is it plausible that I have some unexpected hybrid between L.
chinensis and an unknown parent?

 Hmm, the wiki says that L. squamigera might be L. chinensis x L. sprengeri
(if it isn't L. longituba x L. sprengeri).  Some weird selfing or cross
with an L. squamigera that was only 99.99% sterile?


On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 2:48 AM, Peter Franks <>

> Hi Nick
> I think your lycoris resembles L. x chejuensis
> Try comparing your image with the one on the right under no. 7 in the link
> I've given

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