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Alberto

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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2009, 12:25:20 PM »
Hi all, it is the second year this bulbs flowers with me: Ammocharis nerinoides. This year two spikes sprout among the base of the leaves, just at soil level. One spike with 3 flowers and the other with 6. Once it was named Crinum nerinoides. It is strongly scented as the other 2 members of this genus, already showed in this post.

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Paul T

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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2009, 01:08:42 PM »
Wow, Alberto.  The flowers really ARE nerine-like aren't they.  The nicest of the genus I've seen so far, flower-wise.  How big are the individual flowers?  Does it flower without the leaves as well?

Thanks for the great pics.
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Alberto

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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2009, 01:20:05 PM »
Hi Paul, I am agree with you: they look like Nerine! The stalk is about 15 cm high, the leaves, present at blooming are filiform, just a few mm wide. The flowers are large thinking to the leaves, long 10 cm and each tepal about 5 cm. The bulb doesn't need a large pot, 4 bulbs can stay in a 20 cm pot.

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http://picasaweb.google.com/albertogrossi60

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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2009, 09:46:00 PM »
Alberto,

Thanks for the extra info.  Definitely one I shall add to my "must look out for" list.  ;D  It's a Loooooooong list unfortunately, mainly due to the SRGC forum.  :o

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Paul T.
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Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Hans J

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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2009, 01:35:34 PM »
Here is a update of my A.tinneana :

I have carefull pollinatet the flowers ....but after some days I have thinking that the pllination was not succsessfull  :'(

...now last sunday I saw on the ground the fruits emerge ( never seen before on other Amaryllidacae ) :o

here is a pic :
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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2009, 05:06:58 PM »
Hans, in the first picture you posted you can see that ovaries are below the neck of the bulb; so it is why fruits are emerging now.

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http://picasaweb.google.com/albertogrossi60

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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2009, 05:43:38 PM »
Alberto ,

thank you for your explanation !
Could you please later post a pic when your A.nerinoides has fruits ?
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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2009, 10:18:45 PM »
Fascinating, Hans.  I wonder if you'll find that all the flowers do come from a single stem and it gradually emerges.  I wondered that when you originally posted the pics of the flowers emerging straight from the bulb.  congratulations on the seed..... always particularly welcome when you have something so unusual and hard to replace.  Great stuff!!  8)
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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2009, 09:35:19 AM »
Thanks Paul  ;)

I will also looking out for Amm. nerinoides - a other thing on my wish list  :D
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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2009, 10:39:56 AM »
Hans,

I'm learning so much here about the Ammocharis and adding so many more of them to my wants list as well.  I have some A. coronarica that have never flowered for me yet, but have never seen any other of the genus at all until here.   ;D
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Paul T.
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Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Renate Brinkers

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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2009, 09:55:54 PM »
Hi Hans, Alberto, Alessandro,

wonderful Ammocharis pictures, the fruits are really special. Do anyone knows how long it could take from seed to flower of A.coranica?

Best wishes,
Renate

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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2009, 07:33:35 AM »
Renate, my 4 years aged seedlings are far from blooming!

Alberto
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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2009, 01:43:55 PM »
Alberto,
oh, so it takes some more time....
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Re: Ammocharis 2009
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2009, 03:45:41 AM »
 I have over a dozen 8 year old plants from seed that still have not flowered. I plant several outside last summer and they survived the winter with two nights at 7F and 12 days where the temperature never was warmer than 32F.

 Aaron Floden
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Missouri, at the northeast edge of the Ozark Plateau

 


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