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MarcR

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Flora of Mozambique
« on: February 03, 2023, 05:22:20 AM »
When Rod & Rachel Saunders were alive, Silverhill Seeds used to offer Geosiris and Radinosiphon in their bulb seed offerings. Does anyone know of anyone offering those seeds now?
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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2023, 05:21:02 PM »
I didn't know that Silverhill seeds no longer offered those seeds via https://silverhillseeds.co.za/ - have you tried asking them - just in case? !
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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2023, 01:04:38 AM »
They haven't been in the online catalog since the Saunders were killed.
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2023, 12:50:42 PM »
Try Lifestyle Seeds - their online catalogue lists everything that they have ever stocked and is updated as and when new items arrive.
They sell bulbs/plants as well as seed.

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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2023, 08:18:48 PM »
Update -
Geosiris - https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Geosiris. They would presumably be almost impossible to grow. It is strange that Silverhill ever offered seed.

https://www.seedsforafrica.co.za/products/radinosiphon-leptostachya-indigenous-south-african-bulb-10-seeds

R. l. bulbs are also sold by the SA Bulb Co.
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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2023, 11:36:36 PM »
Vinny123.

I grew Geosiris when I lived in San Francisco.  It is fairly easy. it is cultured much like mushrooms.
Marc Rosenblum

Falls City, OR USA

I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2023, 09:36:02 AM »
Presumably the Geosiris seed was produced in RSA?

There are (or were) a small number of people around the world that specialise in Madagascan seeds, so that may be worth a hunt, especially in Germany.
The only person that I have any knowledge of at all in the German horticulture trades as Atomic Plants - Norbert Kleinmichel - maybe drop him a message? It is a while since I checked his website, but from memory, he does sell Madagascan species, but ones that could easily be 20 generations from import as seed or plants.

Radinosiphon has had a multitude of names over the years, so they may be worth a search - I did some and found some more mentions, but nothing of use in getting seeds.

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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2023, 10:44:56 AM »
Vinny,

Thank you!

Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2023, 02:16:15 PM »
If bulbs of Radinosiphon would be OK, shipped from the UK, I have an order with SABC in process, but getting them to the UK would ROUGHLY double their price in RSA (around $2.50 - 3.00 each landed UK).

If you need no phyto', just carriage from the UK, let me know - drop me a message.

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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2023, 12:55:19 AM »
Vinny,

To do it legally I would need a phyto.  I have a permit for live materials that would cover the bulbs but a phyto is required.
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2023, 11:01:06 AM »
There would be a phyto' to get thm into the UK, but I very much doubt that that would suffice.

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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2023, 05:51:11 PM »
If you could tell me the name of the South African supplier I could buy directly. A South African phyto is only $15.
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2024, 05:04:30 PM »
Very, very late - apologies @MarcR - supplier as above - SA Bulb Co.

No list online, drop Leigh an email.

Most suppliers in RSA charge $20-30 for a phyto'.

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Re: Flora of Mozambique
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2024, 11:10:52 AM »
Vinny 123,

Thank you again for your help!

Marc
Marc Rosenblum

Falls City, OR USA

I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

 


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