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jshields

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Cyrtanthus 2019
« on: August 14, 2019, 09:19:18 PM »
I have a plant received under the name Cyrtanthus labiatus, but it is not that species.  I suspect it might be a hybrid of labiatus with something such as elatus.  It might have come from Bill Dijk, in case he sees this and remembers; it would have been around 2002.  This plant makes bulblets like, e.g.,  elatus x montanus.

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There is a good picture of labiatus flowers in "The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs" by Manning, Goldblatt, and Snijman (2002), see page 120.  A much less sharp image can be found as follows:

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Does anyone know what this plant of mine really is?

Jim
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Re: Cyrtanthus 2019
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 10:28:03 PM »
Jim

Your plant looks just like my C.  elatus x montanus in bloom now too, about 250 mile to your south
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Re: Cyrtanthus 2019
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 10:40:37 PM »
My "labiatus" flower does not spread the petal tips like the (elatus x montanus) flowers do.   I have a montanus about to bloom, so I will cross the montanus pollen onto the "x-labiatus" flowers.  If I get seeds,  maybe we can tell something from their eventual flowers' form.

My (elatus x montanus) bulbs have not bloomed yet, up here n the North.  Maybe my pots are way too crowded; I will have to repot them someday soon.


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Re: Cyrtanthus 2019
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 02:56:42 PM »
The bloom on my Cyrtanthus obliquus has filled out some, as a couple more buds become more nearly open (on the top).


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The last blooming Cyrtanthus montanus that still looks decent is about ready to fade away itself (on the bottom).


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It seems hard to believe, with this hot summer weather, that all these potted bulbs will have to move inside the greenhouses in just a couple more weeks.


Jim
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