Daubenya alba

Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Sun, 29 Oct 2017 14:06:54 PDT

Originally the seeds came from John Lavranos in 1993 as "?Daubenya". My
notes have the locality as "Bo Visrivier, Sutherland" and I have seen other
renditions of this place name over the years. The seeds are notably large
(3mm diam.). D. aurea also occurs in this same area.

Thank you for the encouraging update on viability of "old" seeds!


*"The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add an
useful plant to its cultureā€¦" --**Thomas Jefferson*

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> Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 05:53:01 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Hans Callebaut <hcalleba@yahoo.com>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net>
> Subject: [pbs] Daubenya alba
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> Back in 2013 I got some D. alba seeds from BX350. Those seeds (from Dylan
> Hannon) had been in cold dry storage for 6 years. I'm happy to say pretty
> much all of them (~35 or so) came up after about 6 weeks (and are still
> alive and well). As mentioned in the wiki description, they were a bit slow
> to develop and just now I got a first flower. It's not entirely an 'alba'
> as the name would suggest, rather more white-and-purple (image attached).
> This corresponds well with Dylan Hannon's images for D. alba on the PBS
> wiki. However the provenance for the plants shown is referenced as
> 'Bosrivier, Sutherland', while the seeds I got were annotated
> 'Bo-Visrivier, Sutherland'. For what it's worth, I did find a Google
> reference for a 'Bo-Visrivier Road' in Sutherland, SA. Both names seem to
> make sense as well ('Bosrivier' meaning 'Forest river' and 'Visrivier'
> meaning 'Fish river').
> 'Bosrivier, Sutherland' and 'Bo-Visrivier, Sutherland' look awfully
> similar (and both are D. alba from Dylan Hannon), so I'm wondering if one
> is a misspelling of the other, and if so, which one is correct?
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