unknown bulb, Ixia ?

Christian Dietz utricularia@gmx.de
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 04:24:29 PDT
Hello,

i am new to this list, so i will introduce myself first. My name is 
Christian Dietz, i am 35 years old and live in the middle of Germany. My 
main interest in plants is in carnivorous plants, especially the genus 
Drosera, Sarracenia, Utricularia and Genlisea. I am growing this kind of 
plants for about 20 years now. In the last years i started to travel 
quite a lot to see some of the plants i cultivate for years in their 
natural habitats. I have travelled to the US, Brazil, Western Australia 
and three times to South Africa in order to see those plants. While 
looking for Drosera in South Africa we came across a large population of 
Geissorhiza radians close to Darling. I was totally amazed by the flower 
of this plant and wanted to grow it since. During internet researches i 
came across many more interesting bulbs and got fascinated from them. 
Soon after i found some sources for seeds and bulbs and i am now growing 
about 20 different species. A small, but steadily growing collection :)

The reason, why i write to the list is, that i would like to ask you for 
some help identifying one of the plants i have. A few years ago i have 
sown seeds of Geissorhiza splendidissima. This year, a different flower 
and plant in this pot came up. I think, it is an Ixia species (i have 
never sown seeds or cultivated an Ixia species before). I tried to 
identify it with my literature, but i am totally unsure about the 
species. It would be great, if anyone could help me with this!

You can see pictures of the plant here:

http://temp.utricularia.de/001.jpg
http://temp.utricularia.de/002.jpg
http://temp.utricularia.de/003.jpg
http://temp.utricularia.de/004.jpg
http://temp.utricularia.de/005.jpg
http://temp.utricularia.de/006.jpg
http://temp.utricularia.de/007.jpg

Thanks,
Christian





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