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Author Topic: Cypella ( ??) sp. Trinidad  (Read 2940 times)

Anthony Darby

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Cypella ( ??) sp. Trinidad
« on: November 12, 2008, 10:50:16 AM »
I have a few free Cypella  (??) sp. seeds from plants collected in Trinidad. They have yellow flowers and seem to be easy to grow and flower. If anyone want some email me.
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Re: Cypella sp. Trinidad
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 10:14:15 PM »
Hi Anthony:

Do you have a picture of it please?

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Re: Cypella sp. Trinidad
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 08:55:23 PM »
Sorry Alberto. Missed this. If you look up http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1919.0

I have the seeds you requested ready to post.
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Re: Cypella sp. Trinidad
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 03:08:15 AM »
Anthony,

I'd forgotten how nice it is.... that is one special little Iridaceae.  I still reckon it could either be Cypella or Tigridia, given how varied both of these are.  I just love it.
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Re: Cypella sp. Trinidad
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 10:18:35 AM »
I think it is a Trimezia species, but no idea which one...

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Re: Cypella sp. Trinidad
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009, 11:18:13 AM »
Alberto  ( Ezeiza ) tells me it is Trimezia martinicensis aka Neomarica longifolia, the 'yellow walking iris'.
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Re: Cypella sp. Trinidad
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009, 02:20:57 PM »
Hi Anthony:

                   The "Cypella" in your photos is Trimezia martinicensis.

                   "Neomarica longifolia" is Trimezia steyermarkii, almost a weed all over the Caribbean where it takes the place of bearded irises.

                   Trimezias and Neomaricas are not bulbous and when you divide a plant foliage must not be removed and living roots maintained at all cost, wrapping the rootstck/rhizome in slightly moist paper and a plastic wrapping.

                    There are several good images of Trimezia steyermarkii ("Neomarica longifolia) in th web so the differences with your plant can be seen well. Strangely, seed setting Trimezia steyermarkii is very seldom found.

                    The main difference between the two genera is

Neomarica, flattened "stems"
Trimezias, cylindrical "stems"

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Re: Cypella ( ??) sp. Trinidad
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 04:41:08 PM »
Creed this is the flower of Trimezia martinicensis (Neomarica longifolia), aspect the opinion of Ezeiza for sure being ;)
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Re: Cypella ( ??) sp. Trinidad
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011, 05:37:58 PM »
This is

Trimezia steyermarkii (Neomarica longifolia)

Trimezia martinicensis is a lot more uncommon in cultivation.
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Re: Cypella ( ??) sp. Trinidad
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2011, 08:26:40 PM »
Thank you Alberto
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Re: Cypella ( ??) sp. Trinidad
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011, 08:23:58 AM »
Alberto
how acknowledges the martinicensis from the steyermarkii?
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Re: Cypella ( ??) sp. Trinidad
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 02:38:30 PM »
Mostly, steyermarkii has lemon yellow flowers and the tepals are more pointed. Several photos in the web, a number of them under wrong names.

Martinicensis has pale orangey/beige flowers and the tepals are more flat and blunt ended. Only one photo in the web so far. This, besides the proper botanical features.

T. steyermarkii is widely grown in the Caribbean, it is easy under those conditions and produce plantlets along the stem.
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