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Alberto

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Leptochiton quitoense
« on: July 01, 2010, 07:16:17 AM »
I am very pride to show my Leptochiton quitoense blooming for the first time. It has a strong spicy smell in the night.
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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 07:39:50 AM »
Hello Alberto

very nice Leptochiton quitoense
never heard about this one
looks a little bit like Pancratium and Hymenocallus
where does it come from
by the way is your atavar Eucrosia mirabilis

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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 07:52:50 AM »
Roland, you are right, it is in the same clade with Hymenocallis and Ismene. Leptochiton is a genus of just two species from Peru, the other being L. helianthus with yellow-gold flowers.
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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 08:48:33 AM »
Alberto

 :o WOW  :o

my congratulation to this beautiful plant !

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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 10:31:54 AM »
Beautiful, Alberto.
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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 04:31:33 PM »
Alberto, congratulations, it's an interesting plant - not a genus I've heard of.

Thanks for posting.

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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 05:41:30 PM »
Can you give me any tips to growing this one Alberto?  Mine is currently in dormancy.


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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 08:08:18 PM »
very nice!! do you where i can find one of it??
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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 07:02:53 PM »
I have had difficulty keeping mine going.   Fortunately, it is self-fertile (Alberto, note!).  I keep mine bone dry in winter, under a bench in the greenhouse at 40-60 deg F.  Just about now, or in another week or two, I set it outdoors for the summer.  It gets partial afternoon shade in its usual spot, but that may not be best for it.

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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 03:43:47 PM »
I just noticed my Leptochiton is sending up leaves!  Hopefully I can bulk the bulb back up this summer, it seems to have lost size!

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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2011, 08:43:36 PM »
My last remaining Leptochiton quitoense is still alive and in leaf, but shows no sign of a bloom this year.  This species is self-fertile, so only one flower is necessary to get seeds.  But at least one flower is needed....

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Re: Leptochiton quitoense
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2011, 04:13:48 PM »
Jim,

  While mine did leaf out, it's lost quite a bit of size do to the dry dormancy!  It has 5 leaves currently, how large would you say a blooming sized bulb is?  Mine is probably the size of a cherry tomato or so.

 


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