Pacific Bulb Society BX 402

Dell Sherk
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:16:13 PDT
Dear All,

      The items listed below have been donated by our members and friends to be shared.
If you are interested in obtaining some of them, please email me PRIVATELY at 

Include "BX 402" in the subject line.

        Specify the NUMBERS of the items which you would like; do not specify quantities. It is a good idea to include your snail mail address, too, in case I do not already have it. Availability is based on a first come, first served system. When you receive your seeds/bulbs you will find, included with them, a statement of how much money (usually $2.00/share of seeds or $2 - $5/share of bulbs or seeds)(cash, check, or Pay Pal to <>; no money orders, please) you should send the PBS treasurer. Postage and packaging charges are added.

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        If you would like to donate seeds or bulbs/corms to the PBS,(Donors will receive credit on the BX for the cost of postage for their donations.), please send CLEAN, clearly labeled plant materials to:

Dell Sherk
55 W. High St.
Salem, WV 26426

Non US donors should contact Dell for instructions before sending seeds.


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From Rimmer De  Vries:


1. Notholirion thomsonianum,  ex Illhea Bulbs  - basal bulblets.
2. Gloxinia sylvatica /Seemannia sylvatica ( Bolivian sunset )- rhizomes, plant 1” deep  each piece will become a new plant
3. Othonna sp. possibly Othonna aff. perfoliata ex Mike Vassar 7454, Simonsviel-  yellow florets with no petals.  good increaser in damp sand in later fall  to winter- dry summer


4. Phaedranassa sp., ex BX 335 came as P. tunguraguae - cross between sister seedlings.  
5. Cyclamen hederifolium, mix of many types 

From Uli Urban:

6. Tubers of Begonia falciloba
7. ONE corm of Gladiolus sericeo-villosus
8. Seed of Thunia marshalliana Thunia marshalliana is a terrestrial orchid which can be grown 
exactly like a geophyte. It needs a warm and sunny place in summer (I 
grow it in the greenhouse in hot conditions) in the open if it is warm 
and humid enough. Lots of water and fertilizer, the reed like plant 
becomes quite big. clusters of big white flowers on top of the cane. 
Totally dry winter dormancy. I repot every year as the roots are also 
dying off in winter. After the shoot has emerged in spring about 1 or 2 
inches long everything is taken apart, the 2-year-old dried up 
pseudobulb and dead roots cut off and last year's very turgid pseudobulb 
with the emerging shoot is planted. Compost rich in humus with some 
amount of powered clay added, lots of water and fertiizer. Dry rest 
after the leaves start to fall.  Orchid seed is for the specialist, it 
normally needs either the symbiosis with the fungus from the mother 
plant's soil to germinate or artificial lab sowing on synthetic Agar 
under sterile condition. I have never done this. Some Orchid seed can 
germinate like ordinary seed but I do not know if Thunia will do so. 

From Charles Crane:  (let Dell know if you want detailed information about collection locations.)

Blooming-size Bulbs:

9. Zephyranthes  pulchella
10. Zephyranthes  smallii
11.  Habranthus tubispathus

From Pamela Slate

Blooming-size Bulbs:

12. Albuca ‘Augrabies Hills’
13. Albuca sp.? from a Tucson grower named Dorothy Pasek (Plantas del Sol) who worked at The HBG at one time. It came labeled as Albuca sp. (Pachuis Pass, S. Africa). The small bulbs are mostly flowering size and plant growth is grassy.

From Sophie Dixon:

14. Seeds of Hippeastrum ‘Sydney’ selfed
15. Seeds of “Hippeastrum ‘Emerald’ x ‘Apple Blossom’ x ‘Sovereign’”

Thank you, Rimmer, Uli, Charles, Pam and Sophie !!

Best wishes,

Dell Sherk,  PBS BX
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