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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #135 on: November 22, 2010, 11:06:48 AM »
This one vanished for several years in a sea of Lachenalia bulbifera,not hard to do when your flower is maybe 6mm wide!
Nice to have it back as this bulb has been with us for over 10 years, originally from Monocot Nursery.
Miersia chilensis
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #136 on: November 22, 2010, 11:19:35 AM »
originally from Monocot Nursery.

Hello Hristo

did you hear anything about him the last Years ??

Roland
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #137 on: November 22, 2010, 11:41:30 AM »
originally from Monocot Nursery.

Hello Hristo

did you hear anything about him the last Years ??

Roland

 Mr Salmon is retired, Roland... see these threads.....

http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2462.0

http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=5687.0
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #138 on: November 22, 2010, 11:45:29 AM »
Miersia chilensis is an understated little flower, for sure... but size isn't everything.

There's quite a lot of info and pictures of this site:

http://www.chileflora.com/Florachilena/FloraEnglish/HighResPages/EH0560.htm
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #139 on: November 22, 2010, 12:30:00 PM »
Thanks maggi

I bought a lot of Crocus and Narcissus species from him
long ago and when Hristo mentioned him
I remembered he wanted to write a book
about Narcissus species
Do you know if he finished that book ??

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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #140 on: November 22, 2010, 12:34:57 PM »
I don't know of any book.  You could contact Kurt Vickery (email shown in those other threads) and ask him, he may know more.
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #141 on: November 22, 2010, 12:53:11 PM »
Ok I contact him and let you know

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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #142 on: December 02, 2010, 12:48:58 PM »
My pot of mixed Cypella herbertii caught my attention again this morning. In addition to being very beautiful, they are also very interesting at the macroscopic level, i.e. having a close look at their reproductive "parts"; the two colour forms I have are distinctly different at this level, and I was wondering if the yellow form (on the right, second picture) isn't of the variety "brevicristata" ?

Perhaps our esteemed South America colleagues (Alberto?) would like to comment on this subject.   :)
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #143 on: December 03, 2010, 01:27:48 AM »
Rogan, what exceptional photos!

Var. brevicristata comes in orange and in two yellow shades. In it the stigmatic crests are very reduced, otherwise they are the same thing.

Cypella herberti likes it really wet while in flower and by removing faded flowers you can enjoy blooms for several months.
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #144 on: December 03, 2010, 07:13:08 AM »
Thank you for your comments re. my photographs, Alberto. I took them with my cheap hand-held, point-n-shoot camera in the garden - it's quite amazing what modern technology can accomplish!

If I may trouble you once again re. the anatomy of Cypella flowers - have I identified the style crests correctly in the image below, and also, what are the dark, horn-like structures I have indicated with a query ?
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #145 on: December 03, 2010, 08:04:11 PM »
the four horns are parrt of the complex stigmatic zone. The zone where the two "style crests" meet is where the pollen should reach for seed formation.

I can't even think what you would achieve with a state of the art camera if this is "a cheap one"
Alberto Castillo, in south America, near buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #146 on: December 04, 2010, 11:04:38 AM »
nice to see someone else growing mierisia Chris, it is completely hardy for me.
lovely to see the different forms of Cypella Rogan, all mine are orange though I keep sowing it from exchanges.
This is a picture of Sisyrinchium convolutum BSWJ 9117 which I bought at Crug farm this spring. It has been flowering on and off for about five months but is now under deep snow
« Last Edit: December 04, 2010, 11:08:43 AM by PeterT »
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #147 on: December 06, 2010, 07:42:17 AM »
"lovely to see the different forms of Cypella Rogan, all mine are orange though I keep sowing it from exchanges."

...then I'll have to try and rustle up a seed or two for you Peter - all I'll have to do is remember to pollinate it as they don't set seed without some "tickling".   :)
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Re: South American Bulbous Plants 2010
« Reply #148 on: December 06, 2010, 10:50:02 AM »
Thankyou Rogan, They would be very welcome
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