pbs Digest, Vol 154, Issue 24: Strumaria tenella

Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:01:51 PST

Lovely photos. Your plant is probably S. tenella sep. tenella based on
flowering time. S. tenella ssp. orientalis flowers in mid-summer and is
done well before the onset of cool weather. It also has a more pronounced
dormancy (may be leafless in winter) while ssp. tenella is typically
evergreen, if less active in summer. The "gestalt" of either of the
subspecies is very similar to my eye. My plants hail from Roggeveld (ssp.
tenella) and Bloemfontein (ssp. orientalis) and these places are a very
long distance apart and their respective climates are very different.

Dylan Hannon
Los Angeles

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