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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2011, 10:24:22 PM »
But what delightful surprises in store! :D
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2011, 11:14:53 PM »
Tony, I hope so. Arnold, I think your little white one is a rather nice cantabricus, going by the white style.
My first thought was N. cantabricus but on my screen the style looks yellowish, hence my suggestion of N. romieuxii. Possibly a hybrid?
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2011, 10:34:01 AM »
It is always makes me happy to find Narcissus tazetta in the wild,
its scent is just extraordinary!!
These photos were taken yesterday in the Jordan Valley.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2011, 06:49:51 PM »
Stunning pictures once again Oron !!  8)
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2011, 08:10:51 PM »
Lesley, check out the thread on "plants named after Greek gods, etc" for the info on Narciss - you may be thinking of Oedipus! ("Oedipus-Smedipus can't you see how much he loves his mother!")
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2011, 09:31:04 PM »
It shows how little we can rely on our monitors  having the same colour rendition, Gerry. We'll have to get Arnold to report on the real thing!
Wonderful photo, Oron.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2011, 09:45:42 PM »
It shows how little we can rely on our monitors  having the same colour rendition, Gerry. We'll have to get Arnold to report on the real thing!
Wonderful photo, Oron.
Just had another look Anne. On my screen the style looks greenish near the tip shading to yellowish further down. Come on Arnold - put us out of our misery!
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2011, 09:49:20 PM »
It would be VERY early for a cantabricus, I'd have thought...... having someheat on might have pushed it, of course, but still early enough to lean towards romieuxii for my money!
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2011, 10:38:11 PM »
I have two Narcissus from my Mid-Anglia bulb sale haul coming into flower, labelled romieuxii and cantabricus. The weather should be better tomorrow, so I'll try to take some photos (a Tulipa biebersteiniana is also starting to flower).
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2011, 10:46:50 PM »
OK, tomorrow in the daylight I'll try a close up of the  style.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2011, 11:14:31 AM »
Amazing amazing amazing!! I love these kind of images, Thank you Oron!

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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2011, 12:47:20 PM »
Here is my romieuxii.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2011, 12:49:22 PM by Casalima »
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2011, 01:28:15 PM »
A few of mine,hope the names are correct.

Narcissus albidus
Narcissus romieuxii mesatlanticus.
Narcissus bulbocodium    coll 96/198 Morocco. Brian Duncan
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2011, 02:08:34 PM »
Beautiful plants Michael & the photos are superb. As to names - I think the last is almost certainly N. bulbocodium but the first two - who knows? The published descriptions (in Blanchard) of ssp. albidus suggest great variability while var. mesatlanticus is said to have yellow flowers.

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On second thoughts, the first one does look like N. albidus as posted on the forum. But  there are other bulbocodiums which are rather similar, e.g. N. zaianicus. These plants  manage to be both irresistible & infuriating. 
« Last Edit: January 09, 2011, 04:48:14 PM by Gerry Webster »
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2011, 06:57:49 PM »
I wonder what the distinction is between albidus and cantabricus - I must look it up.
Meanwhile, here are some new hybrids flowering for the first time after a long wait while they were frozen:
Narcissus Rijnveld's Early Sensation x Cedric Morris, a little drawn as I took it to a meeting yesterday.
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