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Author Topic: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021  (Read 5972 times)

YT

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2021, 06:25:43 PM »
Strumaria salteri :)
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2021, 08:09:15 PM »
Graham Duncan suggests flowering in year 4 or 5 for B. elandsmontana under ideal conditions, which would presumably mean a string of average-good years in habitat., just north of Cape Town (very similar latitude to Tokyo N and S).
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #77 on: November 18, 2021, 12:17:02 PM »
Lachenalia ensifolia or was Polyxena ensifolia

Most often the first to show a flower.


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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #78 on: November 18, 2021, 04:06:46 PM »
Itís really beautiful Arnold. Looked up some more pictures, but I like yours best. Thanks, I like these kind of surprise.

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #79 on: November 18, 2021, 10:04:24 PM »
Akke

Thank you.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #80 on: November 21, 2021, 07:46:55 PM »
Daubenya marginata Massonia hybrid? in flower lasts a very long time with the very cool/cold temps in the greenhouse. In desperate need of separating, Hot on its heels are Lachenalia ensiifolia & Lackenalia rubida.  johnw
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #81 on: November 22, 2021, 03:22:01 PM »
I am a bit confused.  This looks like Lachenalia ensifolia, not Dauneya marginata which should be yellow.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #82 on: November 22, 2021, 05:16:01 PM »
I'm pretty certain John's plant is a Massonia, but there is not enough information in the photo to be certain which one - there are several that have flowers similar to this. And there is always the chance it could be a hybrid.

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #83 on: November 22, 2021, 06:05:40 PM »
Do not all Massonia and Daubenya have two leaves that lie on or very close to the ground?

Not much like L. ensifolia either?

That said, hunting the www, there is a reasonable likeness to D. alba and D. stylosa.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #84 on: November 22, 2021, 06:32:42 PM »
I'm pretty certain John's plant is a Massonia, but there is not enough information in the photo to be certain which one - there are several that have flowers similar to this. And there is always the chance it could be a hybrid. Paul

Paul - Seed came from The SABG  not Silverwells (with apologies) and didn't think to compare it with your definitve shot. Now I know why I ordered it in the forst place so quite disappointed. None of the Lachenalia seed from them last year germinated which is very odd.

Good you chimed in as I was supposed to remind you about Placea azrae,  I am likely far too late. Will put a reminder in next July's calendar.

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #85 on: December 01, 2021, 01:42:10 AM »
Do not all Massonia and Daubenya have two leaves that lie on or very close to the ground?

Not much like L. ensifolia either?

That said, hunting the www, there is a reasonable likeness to D. alba and D. stylosa.

Whatever it is I believe crowding is the problem with those upright leaves.

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